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Jiri Prochazka leaves Rizin

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. MMALOPEZ Steel Belt

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    He joins the UFC

    that’s why the Jiri vs Bader fight was never made. He had only 1 fight left when the discussions happen and he wanted to be a free agent
     
  2. strebitel86 Banned Banned

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    Huge blow for Rizin.
     
  3. strebitel86 Banned Banned

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    Only Kape and Musayev are the Rizin Champs now.
     
  4. CC27 Gold Belt

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    Musayev posted this a week ago

    Tofiq Musayev: "We were approached by the UFC. They made a solid proposal. But at the moment we are waiting for a response from RIZIN. If we are satisfied with theirs, then we will remain here and defend the title. Otherwise, we'll go to the UFC."
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    twitter.com/Delisk...
     
  5. strebitel86 Banned Banned

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    This is bad for Rizin.
     
  6. Necrocrawler Purple Belt

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    I dont think its so bad.

    I believe this is an opportunity for growing new regional talent since they only have tenshin now that the asakura hype is a little over and horiguchi is probably out for this year
     
  7. ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    Not a loss.
     
  8. asdf122345 Red Belt

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    Actually good. Rizin can create their own stars and hopefully they don't spend too much money on stuff. More grand prix tournament with unknown fighters.
     
  9. manboy<3 Pathetic hater,MEGA shill

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    Traitors must die..wish him to end up like Will Brooks did at UFC....

    Jiri is a liar saying that he loves fighting in Japan......why can't RIZIN bosses make fighters sign contracts so they can never leave
    ? take their passports and make them follow a strict code of life..or something..like they do in Sumo


    Let's be honest Jiri is gonna get exposed,he has not shown any improvement since his early RIZIN fights and his level of competition has decreased a lot too..he was getting torn up by CB dollaway, dropped by a jab from 50 year old Fujita and he struggled against that dude from Lebanon..

    guy is gonna be in for a real shock when he loses in the UFC or even Bellator
     
  10. lukeuidswords Black Belt

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    Jiri hadn’t caught fire in the domestic market (his potential to blow up got knee-capped when Cro Cop retired and didn’t fight him) so isn’t a significant loss for RIZIN
     
  11. lukeuidswords Black Belt

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    Seo Hee Ham??
     
  12. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    the move makes sense

    Rizin only puts events on in Japan, every few months

    he has alot more potential in the UFC to fight often/ in many places
     
  13. Koniradi98 Brown Belt

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    Jiri is good but I don't think he is as good as some "hardcores" want him to be.
    Seems quite hittable and not extremly well rounded, imo. And his level of competition also doesn't say much about where he stands.
    Let's see if he can fulfil the hype.

    Won't be surprised if he ends like Krylov, where many already thought he would steamroll the division, after beating a few mediocore LHW's in Russia.

    Jiri surely is a nice addition to the UFC-LHW division but I don't think he is top 5 level.
     
  14. Creedy White Belt

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    WTF ? Jiri has been in Rizin since the very beginning and turned down UFC already in his past. He was very loyal, he loves Japan and samurai culture and has a specific mindset - he wants to face the very best in the world and Rizin couldn't offer that. You can think he is not that good ... it's ok, it's your opinion, but calm your tits with your bald statements like he is a liar or some misfortune wishes, that's disgusting.
     
  15. Blunderbuss The Chairman of the PWD

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    I mean, I thought traitors must die was a little harsh..
     
  16. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    Very harsh. Things are not looking good for Rizin.
     
  17. LiveFreeorDie Gun Belt

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    Jon Jones is fn dead.
     
  18. TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    RIZIN's heavier divisions are now gonna be dead with Mirko retired, Jiri UFC bound and MW/WW being pretty much nonexistent. Guys like Jake Heun aren't consistent enough to be stars in Japan.

    Japanese WEC.
     
  19. DayV Green Belt

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    RIZIN is now probably gonna build that athletic Biyong dude as new star.

    Also, what is Amir Aliakbari's status? He singned with UFC but seems like he is unable to compete in America due to past WADA ban, and since he is Iranian looks like he can't get visa and get paid by US company/ take money out of US.

    It would be good move if RIZIN could bring back Aliakbari, give him HW title fight and eventualy match him agains known Bellator fighters like Bader, Kongo etc.
     
  20. lukeuidswords Black Belt

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    this is the best case scenario anyone could hope for
     

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