Aleksandar Rakic claims the UFC wants him to fight light heavyweight Jiri Prochazka for the No. 1 contender in the 205-pound weight class, but “Denisa” approved the reservation in the hope of scoring the first crack at newly crowned Glover Teixeira division champion.
That brought Rakic into a head-to-head battle with the former champion Jan Blachowicz in March.
“I picked Jan Blachowicz for my next opponent, he’s a former champion, he’s 1st so he’s a great match,” said Rakic. MMA Junkie. “He’s a great fighter, and I’m so excited to be hitting this fight and fighting one of the best in the world. About Jiri, I can’t take this clown seriously, you know. I don’t care about him. My focus is on Jan Blachowicz and on March 26 and I’m not interested in this guy”.
The 29-year-old Rakic (14-2) is on the verge of a straight win over former championship contenders Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos. As for Prochazka, 28, he made his UFC debut with a knockout victory over Volkan Oezdemir before going on to knock out Dominick Reyes.
“Denisa” stands at 28-3-1 with 25 kills.
“For sure I will fight him in the future,” Rakic continued. “We are both young, we are at the top of the league. He will probably fight against Glover. I still don’t know when they’ll fight – I don’t care basically, but we’ll fight for sure one day. But now I close the deal with this guy. I didn’t care about him and this fake samurai that he was doing and just focused on Jan Blachowicz. My goal was to stay active and that wasn’t possible this year, but I finally got my chance to rematch and it’s the No. 1 contender for the next title. ”
The date of the match between Teixeira and Prochazka is yet to be determined.
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