‘Hey DC I Know a Guy’- Aleksandar Rakic Responds to Daniel Cormier’s Recent Tweet

Published 05/04/2021, 6:35 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 28: Aleksandar Rakic of Austria poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former RIZIN light-heavyweight champion, Jiri Prochazka, is the new star of the UFC’s light-heavyweight division. The Czech fighter finished Dominick Reyes last weekend with an insane spinning elbow and claimed his second victory in the UFC in the process. ‘Denisa’ knocked out Volkan Oezdemir in his UFC debut.

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Former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier, was more than impressed with Prochazka as he tweeted out his appreciation for the Czech as he fought Reyes. This week at the DC and Helwani show, Cormier further discussed the impact Prochazka has already made and who can potentially cause problems for him.

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I think he’s special. He’s an avalanche going downhill and there’s nothing that is going to stop him unless you can knock him out, and I don’t know who can do that outside of maybe the champion Jan Blachowicz,” said Cormier.

Another surging contender of the light-heavyweight division, Aleksandar Rakic, took notice of DC’s comments and proceeded to respond. “Hey @dc_mma I know a guy…” he wrote, expressing his willingness to fight Prochazka.

Cormier also tweeted out his appreciation for Prochazka as the Czech was fighting Reyes last weekend. “This dude Prochazka is like a avalanche going downhill. He just blitzes these dudes. He uses his cardio as a weapon, has a fantastic chin and great finishing instincts. I’m very excited about this dude!” he wrote.

There’s no doubt ‘Denisa’ is a world-beater. His arrival should boost the 205 lbs division of the UFC, as Prochazka has the star power and ever-entertaining style of fighting to put fans in seats.

Is Aleksandar Rakic vs Jiri Prochazka the fight to make next?

‘Rocket’ is currently on a 2-fight winning streak as he has earned back-to-back decisions against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos since his split decision loss against Oezdemir. He has made himself relevant in the title contention. However, after Prochazka’s win against a former title challenger like Reyes, one might understand that ‘Denisa‘ could be in line for the shot next.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 01: (L-R) Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic punches Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 01, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

With champion Jan Blachowicz set to defend his belt against Glover Teixeira next, both fighters might need an opponent in the meantime rather than waiting for their shot. So, it makes perfect sense to match the duo up for a blockbuster clash.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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