“I’m So F*cking Sick of Being Sh*t Done”- Anthony Smith Makes a Statement After UFC Fight Night Victory

Published 09/19/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 28: Anthony Smith reacts after submitting Devin Clark in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Anthony Smith submitted Ryan Spann in the first round of their fight at UFC Fight Night Smith vs Spann this weekend. ‘Lionheart’ has now put together a 3-fight winning streak at the light-heavyweight division of the UFC. He was visibly charged up at his post-fight interview as well. Smith proceeded to call out Aleksandar Rakic for a rematch in his post-fight interview next.

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I’m so f*cking sick of being sh*t done over all the time. It’s like Anthony Smith sucks, he only beats old guys. Now they are not ranked high enough. I’m out here beating whoever the f*ck they put in front of me. I don’t make those f*cking decisions,” said Smith while chatting with Michael Bisping.

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I want Aleksandar Rakic. He’s just sitting around. He’s not next for the title. Either I get that fight or I’m gonna skip it. That’s what I want. I want someone ahead of me. I earned that,” he added.

Rakic kept an eye on how things unfolded last night, as well as there were some major names in his division in action. He tweeted out, immediately accepting Smith’s call out.

I’m free in December @Mickmaynard2,” tweeted ‘Rocket’ letting the UFC matchmakers know that he is interested in fighting Smith for a second time.

Smith was also involved in a scuffle with Ryan Spann after his win. ‘Lionheart’ demanded the respect he deserves for his name for his body of work in recent times.

Is Aleksandar Rakic vs Anthony Smith 2 the fight to make?

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Smith and Rakic collided at the main event of a UFC Fight Night card in July of last year. The Austrian came out victorious that time, earning a decision in his favor. He has since bettered Thiago Santos inside the Octagon. However, he has been inactive for a while and it makes sense to match up the two high-ranked light-heavyweights next.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 29: (R-L) Aleksandar Rakic of Austria punches Anthony Smith in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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It will be interesting to see if the UFC indeed makes the fight official. Given the style of both fighters, fans can expect an intriguing clash if they are matched up yet again.

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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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