“Why So Sensitive Big Boy?”- UFC Light-Heavyweight Aleksandar Rakic Responds to Daniel Cormier’s Tweet

Published 10/03/2021, 1:24 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier stands in his corner prior to his heavyweight championship bout against Stipe Miocic during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Thiago Santos earned a decision against Johnny Walker in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker and ended his 3-fight skid. He lost a decision against Aleksandar Rakic in his last fight. Daniel Cormier recently shared his take on that fight.

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Rakic and Santos squared off at UFC 259 in an important light-heavyweight contest. Many expected the fight to be a barn-burner with two vicious knockout artists involved. However, the contest turned out to be an uneventful affair, with both men having too much respect for the other’s power.

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Cormier has implied a few times that Santos was not fully fit coming into that fight and he shouldn’t be judged for his performance at UFC 259. When a fan pointed out that DC never gives Rakic the credit for his win, Cormier responded, “I really don’t care honestly! Worst fight of all time I wish they both lost!

These comments caught Rakic’s attention, and he reacted to Cormier. “Why you so sensitive big boy? Haha,” Rakic wrote. Now, it will be interesting to see if DC provides an answer to Rakic’s query.

When is Aleksandar Rakic back in action?

Rakic, one of the top contenders of the light-heavyweight division, has not fought since his UFC 259 win. Also, apart from his bout against Santos, he has rarely been in a boring fight. So, it is understandable why fans want to see ‘Rocket’ back in action.

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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)

Anthony Smith has already called him out for a rematch after ‘Lionheart’ defeated Ryan Spann. ‘Rocket‘ seemingly accepted that bout, too.

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Given both fighters’ interest in colliding, it remains to be seen if the UFC makes it official. Also, apart from the potential fight bookings, fans will keep a close eye on how Rakic’s exchanges with Cormier proceed.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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