Jiri Prochazka appeared in an all-new look ahead of arguably the most important fight of his MMA career as he takes on former light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night this weekend. Prochazka interacted with the media and revealed the inspiration behind his new hairstyle ahead of the match-up.
“That’s my antenna.”
“I was motivated by the Muay Thai warriors.” “I like this stuff. I say that, it’s war hair. It’s how I am taking this moment, this fight, importantly, seriously. This is the hair just for this moment.”
Prochazka is a former Muay Thai national champion. He started competing at the age of 16. Prochazka had a tough childhood with his father leaving him when he was just six years old. Fondly called Jirka, the light-heavyweight contender comes inside the Octagon with an unorthodox style.
In the past, many UFC fighters have made headlines for their weird hairstyles. The foremost in this list is bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley, who steps inside the cage with a different hairstyle each time with the help of his girlfriend Danya.
He has a wide variety of attacks in his arsenal, and his weird movement inside the Octagon keeps the opponent guessing. With a rock-solid chin, Prochazka comes inside the Octagon to trade, having secured stoppage wins in his last nine outings inside the cage.
Prochazka is coming off a KO win over MMA veteran Volkan Oezdemir and will look to seal a title opportunity with a win over Dominick Reyes this weekend. In just his second UFC fight, Jiri Prochazka could well be the fighter to fight for the UFC’s gold next should he triumph over Dominick Reyes.
However, it will be easier said than done. Dominick Reyes is coming off a stoppage loss at the hands of Jan Blachowicz for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. He is currently riding on a two-fight losing streak and will look to jump back to the winning column with a win over Jirka.