UFC Vegas 53: Krzysztof Jotko Was Sick, Injured Before Cirkunov Fight

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Las Vegas, NV – Coming disconnected a precise adjacent split-decision triumph successful Oct. 2021 UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko returns to the octagon astatine UFC Vegas 53 against Gerald Meerschaert.

Speaking to reporters astatine media time connected Tuesday Jotko explained that helium went into his past bout, a triumph implicit Misha Cirkunov, compromised.

“The past time, past fight, for maine was 2 fights. Between the Misha Cirkunov and betwixt my assemblage due to the fact that I was very, precise unspeakable information this time. I was sick, I was vomit for camp, I broke my ribs 4 weeks earlier the fight. And I inactive showed up, and I inactive triumph the fight. This clip I’m precise assured astir myself due to the fact that I’m healthy, I’m ready, and I privation to beryllium present and triumph this fight,” Jotko said.

Jotko’s squad had asked him to postpone the combat with each of the issues helium was having, but nary louder than his wife.

“My woman was the archetypal idiosyncratic who said ‘No, don’t go! You can’t fight! You can’t adjacent spell to bid good.’ But I said no. I cognize who I am, I cognize I tin fight, and I tin triumph with Misha and that’s what I do,” said Jotko.

With astir six months successful betwixt fights 1 would deliberation Jotko took clip disconnected to heal, but that wasn’t needfully true.

“No, I was acceptable to fight. I started to bid successful January to combat successful February. I had adjacent offered to combat Alex Pereira, but helium propulsion retired of the combat with me. He chose a antithetic hostile truthful I was conscionable waiting for different connection to fight. And the combat is present close now,” Jotko said.

The combat is present against Meerschaert who is riding a three-fight triumph streak coming into Saturday’s bout.

“I deliberation he’s a precise pugnacious guy. He’s much jiu jitsu guy, quality blanket. I cognize volition beryllium hard fight. He combat earlier with Polish people, helium choked them both, and helium choked Makhmud Muradov. They tried to marque a combat with maine 2 oregon 3 times. He was injured oregon I was injured and we ne'er tin fight. I cognize he’s a pugnacious guy, but I was grooming with the toughest feline similar him similar Marcus Buchecha, Antonio Carlos Junior, oregon Jonny Eblen, with the ace monsters. So I don’t attraction what helium brings to the octagon.” Jotko said.

“I’ll beryllium there. Big explosive determination this weekend.”

With a triumph this play Jotko would widen his triumph streak to two, but successful a middleweight part looking for contenders for the champion Israel Adesanya, helium could beryllium conscionable a mates fights distant from a rubric shot.

“I absorption for this fight, but successful the aboriginal I privation to combat with idiosyncratic from my ranking, oregon possibly tally it backmost with Uriah Hall. I was warring him, I bushed his ass 5 rounds, and helium propulsion 1 punch and knocked maine out. This would beryllium bully to get back,” said Jotko.

Watch the afloat UFC Vegas 53 media time quality from Krzysztof Jotko above. The lawsuit takes spot this Saturday, April 30, 2022 astatine the UFC Apex successful Las Vegas, Nevada. More sum tin beryllium recovered below.