Fresh from a rather one-sided unanimous decision win over one-time light heavyweight title challenger, Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith – emerging contender, Aleksandar Rakić has called for his premier title opportunity in the UFC.
“You know what’s next, the belt is next,” Rakić said. “(Dominick) Reyes, (Jan) Błachowicz – winner is [next for] me. It’s the next one. This is the next one for Aleksandar Rakić.“
“I made a great performance tonight, you know, and I think I’m next for the title,” Rakić explained. “But, if the UFC wants to see me in a five-round fight they can do it. I was preparing for a three-round fight but put (sic) this great performance tonight, and I could go another two-rounds with no problems. So, I was ready for five (rounds). Can you imagine when I get ready for a five-round fight which pays this is (sic)? It’s amazing, you know, and we’re going to see what the UFC plans for me next, I’m going to be ready, it’s going to get very interesting right now – Jan, Reyes, Thiago (Santos), and Glover (Teixeira), we’re gonna see what happens.“