• Jan Blachowicz didn't find out about UFC 282 title shot until his flight landed hours after news broke

    14 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Jan Blachowicz is fighting for the UFC light heavyweight championship, yet he might have been the last important person to find out.
    It turns out that, as news broke of Jiri Prochazka withdrawing from UFC 282 and vacating the title because of a shoulder injury , Blachowicz was thousands of feet in the air flying to Las Vegas.
    Without WiFi on his plane, Blachowicz found out many hours after the public did that his fight with Magomed Ankalaev went from a co-main event title eliminator to headlining title fight at UFC 282.
    “That was the craziest several hours ever,” Blachowicz wrote on...
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  • Glover Teixeira on turning down makeshift UFC 282 title shot: I won't 'just show up to fight a guy because they say so'

    Glover Teixeira on turning down makeshift UFC 282 title shot: I won't 'just show up to fight a guy because they say so'

    15 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    After Jiri Prochazka withdrew, Glover Teixeira declined to fight Magomed Ankalaev for the title at UFC 282 - but he has his reasons.
    Now former UFC light heavyweight champion Prochazka suffered a severe shoulder injury that forced him to pull out of his Dec. 10 main event rematch against Teixeira. Prochazka vacated his belt out of respect to the division, and the promotion angled for a title fight between Teixeira and Ankalaev.
    But having to game plan for a different style of opponent, Teixeira said he turned down the fight. Instead, the UFC decided to keep the originally scheduled matchup...
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