[RANK5=John Hyon Ko] Krzysztof Jotko has been fighting under the UFC banner for the past five years and has had some success against the best middleweights in the world.
Between 2014 to 2016, the Polish powerhouse won five consecutive fights capping it off with a dominant performance over former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites, who was on a career resurgence during that time.
It was apparent that Jotko was ready for the upper echelon of the division and in 2017 he got his opportunities against former WSOF two-division champ David Branch and highlight machine, Uriah Hall. Even though he did not end those fights with his hand raised, he showed that he was capable of competing at that level and proved that he belongs there.
After going through the obstacles and learning from attacking adversity head-on, the 28-year-old is now primed to make his second run to the top of the weight class.
It all starts at UFC on FOX 29 on April 14 against Brad Tavares in Glendale, Arizona.
Krzysztof Jotko spoke with John Hyon Ko about his memories of living in Thailand, the state of the UFC middleweight division, his maturation as a martial artist, fighting with a serious injury, Brad Tavares being a good opponent for him, Jean-Claude Van Damme and more.