Jiří Procházka Height - How Tall is "BJP" Really?

"But the other side from myself wants to live just in a forest in a small house and practice day by day, just practice and going for the mastering, going for the mastery day by day and nothing else, that's I think, that's the most realistic side inside me"

Jiří "Denisa" Procházka

Jiří "Denisa" Procházka is one of the most unusual mixed martial artists we have come across. But in a way, he comes from the line of traditional combat artists, for whom martial arts and spirituality are the same.

He once said in an interview that he would like to do nothing more than to have a cabin in the woods where he can practice his martial arts alone. What is more, he is even starting to look like some ancient warrior -- probably because of his "antennae".

Anyway, where Jiri's height is concerned UFC lists him at 6-feet-3 inches. After carefully taking a look at him and comparing his height to that of a number of other mixed martial artists like Glover Teixeria (around 6'½"), Volkan Ozemidir (6'1"), and Dominick Reyes (6'4"), and some more, we think Jiří is close enough to 6-feet-3 inches in real life as to make no matter.

UFC almost always inflates the height of their fighters -- though not as much as WWE. But that doesn't seem to be the case here. We think Jiří is close enough to 6-feet-3 inches so he called be called a 6-feet-3 inches tall man.

The real height of Jiří Procházka is 

6'3" or 190 cm

Jiří Procházka standing with Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes
Jiří Procházka with hammer handed Jan Blachowicz (6'1½"), and tough Dominick Reyes (6'4")

Jiří Procházka standing with Conor McGregor and Jon Jones
Jiří Procházka with the one and only Conor McGregor (5'8½"), and Jon Jones (6'4")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

“My game is all the time attacking, all the time to be in the dominant positions. From the back, from the up guard, it doesn’t matter.”

~ Jiří Procházka

A Few Interersting Facts About Jiří Procházka

Jiří first first saw mixed martial arts in his teenage years, after a friend showed him videos of mixed martial artists like Mirko Filipovic and Fedor Emelianenko. Later, after watching the film "Never Back Down", Jiří never looked back and was lost in MMA.

Jiří is a devoted follower of the Japanese Bushido code -- the eight virtues of the samurai. Miyamoto Musashi's "The Book of Five Rings", was life-changing for Jiří as well.

Jiří's catchphrase and new nickname is -- "BJP". It is the Czech initial for "Bomby jak piča" ( Bomb-'em-up), it is his battle cry, his new nickname, and also the name of his merchandise brand.

Jiří's old though endearing nickname -- Denisa is actually a Czech girl's given name. Jiří was stuck with it after a training camp, where he mistakenly responded to his trainer's call for another fighter -- the girl of that name.

“Everybody knows my strong weapon and my weakest weakness. That’s why I start to drill that. That’s why I’ve started to prepare the dangerous techniques in that, and I believe in myself in that much, much more than ever.”

~ Jiří Procházka