“Why Did the UFC Offer Me Two Days Ago?”- Aleksandar Rakic Not Happy With Jiri Prochazka

Published 11/04/2021, 2:19 PM EDT


Glover Teixeira created history by winning the light heavyweight title at the age of 42. After such a historic win, it is essential that he also defends his well-earned title. 

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There are many great fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. As a part of such a hugely competitive sport, every fighter’s goal is to win their division’s title. Not getting such an opportunity can be a very frustrating experience. 

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)|GettyImages

Aleksandar Rakic from the light heavyweight division seems to be going through something similar. He has recently been targeting fellow fighter Jiri Prochazka for avoiding a fight with him.

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Aleksandar Rakic questions Jiri Prochazka on Twitter

Rakic revealed on Twitter that he was offered a fight against Jiri Prochazka for the number 1 contender spot, but Prochazka was ducking it. However, later on, fans got to know that Prochazka will probably fight for the title instead. 

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Hence, Rakic took to Twitter to question ‘Denisa’ regarding him supposedly avoiding their fight.

‘Rocket’ wrote, “Ask him why is he ducking to fight for the #1 Contender when he got offered the fight two days ago? Samurai my a** and I am the one who is declining the fight? I don’t think so. The time will come when I cut that ugly Czech flag off his head.”

He further wrote, “If he’s getting the title shot why did the UFC offer me two days ago to fight him for a #1 contender fight?”

Rakic’s annoyance at how things panned out is understandable. However, he may have to wait a little longer for the title shot as well as a fight with Jiri Prochazka. As ‘Denisa’ was the backup fighter for the Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira bout at UFC 267, he feels that he deserved a title shot.

Also, the champion’s call-out to Prochazka could be the clincher.

On The MMA Hour, Prochazka shot back at Rakic, saying, “He’s showing he is not a warrior. He is just trash.”

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Do you think Jiri Prochazka deserves to fight for the title or should he have accepted the fight against Aleksandar Rakic? When will Glover Teixeira be able to defend his title? Will he pick ‘Denisa’ over ‘Rocket’? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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