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Midnight Mania! Jiri Prochazka reveals samurai style training methods ahead of UFC 275

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Jiri Prochazka is not afraid to divert from the usual training methods. For example, “The Czech Samurai” has revealed one of the key components of his training philosophies include punching a tree 500 times per day. Some dismiss Prochazka’s training approach and general attitude as “fake samurai s—t,” but seeing as he’s scored 25 knockout wins in 28 trips to the cage, something is working for “BJP.”

The video above chronicles Prochazka’s training for his upcoming main event bout vs. Glover Teixeira. Prochazka’s infamous tree is on display, as are other unique training instruments like a wooden cube on a string. There’s also some meditative breathing and a katana, because why not?

Prochazka introduces his training venue by explaining, “Traditional home BJP training! Everything what I need is here. Kettlebell, punching bag, makiwara, rope, rail, all the classics. I’m repeating every week continuously, once in a week, minimum. Let the deep core stay there, the stabilization system, this training has it all. The core, the movement, a flow, connection to everything of course through my antenna, and endurance, endurance power, maximum power, dynamics, all condition factors.” (via SportsKeeda).

We’ll find out if Prochazka’s backyard training sessions will pay off in just a few days’ time.

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TWO TITLES UP FOR GRABS! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, with a re-worked pay-per-view (PPV) main card. In the ESPN+-streamed main event, former 205-pound roost-ruler, Jiri Prochazka, will lock horns with ex-Middleweight kingpin, Alex Pereira, for the promotion’s vacant Light Heavyweight title. In UFC 295’s co-main event, top-ranked Heavyweight contenders, Sergei Pavlovich (No. 2) and Tom Aspinall (No. 4), will collide for the interim strap after division champion, Jon Jones, was injured with a torn pectoral muscle and forced to withdraw (video).

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