Jiri Prochazka thinks Jamahal Hill's weight contributed to his injury

Jiri Prochazka and Jamahal Hill both vacated their light heavyweight fights after serious injuries.

Jiri Prochazka
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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.

Now, the light heavyweight title is vacant again.

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.

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