18 months is a truly very prolonged time in mixed martial arts.
It wasn’t too prolonged ago that Dominck Reyes became as soon as pushing Jon Jones to the restrict in his declare to vary into the UFC gentle heavyweight champion. At the present time, his profession file reflects three successive defeats — the last two of which had been 2d-round knockout defeats to Jan Blachowicz and, last weekend, Prochazka.
The enact became as soon as an appealing one, as Reyes became as soon as caught with a spinning elbow from the intriguing Czech fighter who earned the 25th knockout in his 28 wins. He has now been defeated appropriate three times in a 32 battle profession.
But as for Reyes who now faces a climb up the 205-pound rankings to re-put his accept as true with title credentials, he says that the KO defeat became as soon as dispiriting, nonetheless doesn’t overwrite his love for the game.
“Sooner or later house and surrounded by these I like, I’d take to affirm, I went accessible and fought with all my coronary heart,” Reyes wrote on Instagram. “I put it all accessible and I’m fully contented it became as soon as involving for most of you. I’m satisfied and upset as you might well think about as I didn’t get the desired final consequence. But I went out and fought and for that I can whisper I’m proud.
“I like this recreation and each so regularly it doesn’t love me lend a hand nonetheless that’s what we savor all signed up for. I should always affirm I’m doing accurate therapeutic up I’ll be OK. And congrats to [Prochazka] Hell of a battle and what an elbow! It’s the ones you don’t look coming that get you. God bless you all and I’ll look you guys on the subsequent one.”
The defeat to Prochazka formula that Reyes now hasn’t registered a absorb the cage since an October 2019 victory against Chris Weidman. Those three fights even supposing, against Jones, Blachowicz and now the Czech fighter seen because the division’s rising superstar, came against very tricky opposition.