Morning Report: Jiri Prochazka admits constant USADA visits are ‘a little bit annoying’


Jiri Prochazka has been tested by USADA more than any other UFC fighter in 2022.

Per USADA records, the current UFC light heavyweight champion is the promotion’s doping agency’s favorite athlete by a significant margin. Prochazka has been tested a whopping 61 times this year. For comparison, the next closest fighters’ samples turned in belong to middleweight contender Paulo Costa and strawweight prospect Ariane Carnelossi, clocking in at 20 each. The Brazilian tandem is the only other two out of 749 total fighters with 20 or more samples submitted. Only 33 other fighters aside from Prochazka, Costa, and Carnelossi have been tested 10 or more times.

“Yeah, it’s a little bit annoying,” Prochazka told ESPN of his constant USADA visits. But if that’s what it takes to become the champion, then I will.

“[It’s been] more than 50 times, I don’t know. That .”

I didn’t know.

Prochazka became champion this past June in Singapore at UFC 275, defeating Glover Teixeira in a Fight of the Year candidate. As one of many comeback title victories in the crazy year of 2022, “Denisa” pulled off a last-minute rear-naked choke to force Teixeira to tap.

Prochazka wasn’t satisfied with the performance of Teixeira due to the nature and circumstances of the fight. On Dec. 10 in Las Vegas, the rematch will take place, allowing Prochazka the chance to right his wrongs despite coming out on top in part one.

Prochazka stated that “I will give my best performance as every time,” he said. “But I’m just working on my mistakes from the last fight and I don’t want to repeat those mistakes from wrestling, from jiu-jitsu, and show more of my stand-up because I just showed I think about 50, 20 percent.

“I’m fighting because I want to show my best performance. That’s it. To be satisfied with that. About satisfaction. I want to be more satisfied with my performance, that’s all I’m about.”

Prochazka, 30, has been one of the most exciting fighters in all of MMA since his arrival in April 2012. Of his 29 career victories in 33 bouts, only once has he won via decision.

Looking to start off his reign with a sharper display against his Brazilian counterpart, the Czech Republic native aims to one day be regarded as the absolute best across all divisions.

” To be the greatest fighter in the entire world,” Prochazka stated of his ambitions. Prochazka stated, “I will show that I’m the best pound for pound.” This is my goal, and that .”

will be achieved.


Controversy. Michael Chandler on Dustin Poirier’s finger bite at UFC 281: ‘I would have done the exact same thing’

Frustration. Terence Crawford blames ‘business of boxing’ for ruining Errol Spence fight

Freedom. Cain Velasquez asks court for permission to participate in pro wrestling event while out on bail

Enemies. Conor McGregor fires back at retired Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Your fear of defeat means you’ve already lost’

Weight. Paddy Pimblett explains process for losing 50 pounds ahead of UFC 282

Beef. Leon Edwards wants to retaliate against Jorge Masvidal “in the octagon, or on the streets ‘


The MMA Hour.

Empire State Staredowns.

2022 PFL Championship Fight Week Ep. 3.

( Well-timed) Fight Free.

Cooking with Volk.

Joe Rogan’s podcast studio.








Primal throwback.

Jon are nuts.

Will this fight deliver?


Make it happen (plus Carmouche vs. Xiong at 125).


Denise Kielholtz (6-4) vs. Ilara Joanne (10-6); Bellator 289, Dec. 9


USADA has to believe that Prochazka owns rocket fuel, or some other reason because these numbers are unbelievable.

Thanks for reading!


Last Week’s Results:

Friday: 51% of 282 total votes answered “UFC Vegas 65” when answered, “Which is the better event this weekend?” Bellator 288 took place on Friday.

Wednesday: 62% of 727 total votes answered “Derrick Lewis” when asked, “Who wins this weekend?” Lewis’ UFC Vegas 65 main event bout against Sergey Spivak was canceled mid-card due to a Lewis illness.

Tuesday: 62% of 885 total votes answered “Yes” when asked, “Should Israel Adesanya get an instant rematch with Alex Pereira?”

Monday: 82% of 902 total votes answered “No” when asked, “Was the Pereira-Adesanya stoppage early?”

Today’s exit poll :

If you find something you’d like to see in the Morning Report, hit up @DrakeRiggs_ on Twitter and let him know about it. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram and like us on Facebook.