Jiri Prochazka vacated his light heavyweight title last year after he suffered a serious shoulder injury that was going to need extensive recovery.
It was then Jamahal Hill who earned the undisputed title and then also had to vacant for an injury - a ruptured Achilles tendon.
While appearing on the MMA Hour, Hill commented on the weight that Hill puts on between camps and thinks that may have been a contributing factor in his injury.
“My reaction was, ‘What are you doing, man,’” Prochazka said on The MMA Hour. “It doesn’t matter [what the reason was], but everyone I saw he had big weight, he [gained weight], and especially for the ankles and all of these areas like the knees, for the body, it’s a big weight.
“If you turn your weight to more than normal, then the knees and ankles, it’s bad. That was the first logical [thought] about that.”
Hill injured his ankle while playing basketball with Daniel Cormier and other UFC fighters.