Jan Blachowicz is shaping up to be a national hero in his native country of Poland.
Blachowicz competed in the co-main event of UFC 253, defeating Dominick Reyes by second-round TKO to win the UFC light heavyweight championship. The newly crowned light heavyweight champion recently returned home to Poland, where he was on the receiving end of a hero’s welcome from fans and the media alike.
TVP Sport captured video of the champion’s arrival and posted it on Instagram:
Google Translate provided the following translation of what TVP Sport posted on Instagram:
“He won the belt in a great style, returned to Poland in a great style @ janblachowicz surprised everyone and went to the fans at the airport ... with a different entrance Simply a champion - not only @ufc”
There is no word at this time as to when Blachowicz will make his first title defense, but he did call out former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones a short time after the win.