Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka focused on fighting for UFC light heavyweight title, not interested in Aleksandar Rakic

Top contender Jiri Prochazka says he is focused on fighting for the UFC light heavyweight title and is not interested in Aleksandar Rakic.

Prochazka has quickly made a name for himself in the UFC following back-to-back knockout wins over Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes in his first two fights for the world’s leading MMA promotion. Prochazka has looked amazing in both fights as he not only got the knockout, but he also has also shown off a very unique, fan-friendly style inside the Octagon. No wonder UFC president Dana White said that the Czech Republic native is next in line for a title shot against the winner of this fall’s Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira 205lbs championship fight.

The fight between Blachowicz and Teixeira was originally set for September but has now reportedly been pushed back to October instead. With the title fight so far away, Rakic — the other man chasing the belt in the division — has been vocal in recent weeks in interviews and on social media that he wants to fight Prochazka next in a No. 1 contender fight between the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked contenders in the division. But according to Prochazka, he is perfectly content with waiting for his chance to fight for gold.

Taking to his social media, Prochazka explained that he is waiting for his chance to fight for the belt and, as of this time, he is not interested in fighting Rakic or anyone else beforehand.

“Hello guys, how is everybody? I just want to say that all the time, all the time I’ve been in the UFC I’ve said that my main goal was and is the UFC title, and now, still nothing has changed. So I’m keeping my word and nothing changed for me. Guys, you keep your word too with that, ‘I don’t want to fight with you,’ or ‘I want to fight with you,’ and then you change your word. So, where is the truth? The truth is I want the title, I want the title the fastest way. That is my promise,” Prochzaka said.

Do you think Jiri Prochazka should sit and wait for a title shot or take a fight in the meantime?

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