UFC President Dana White has guaranteed that the promotion's former light heavyweight champion Jiří Procházka will get a title fight when he returns to the Octagon.
I'm not forcing him to come back right now. I don't want him to feel like there's a time frame when we need him. Let Procházka take as much time as he needs to recover and come back when he's 100 percent. Whoever has the title, when Jiří comes back, he'll get a fight with him right away.
Jiří Procházka relinquished his UFC belt due to a serious shoulder injury that required surgery. Jan Błachowicz and Magomed Ankalajev fought for the vacant title at UFC 282. Their fight, which went the distance, ended in a draw.
Finally, Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill fought for the belt at UFC 283, where Hill defeated the Brazilian to become the new light heavyweight champion.