- Aleksandar Rakic blasted Jiri Prochazka for boasting about being a samurai
- “Rocket” is confident that he could compete for the title after beating “BJP”
Aleksandar Rakic insists that Jiri Prochazka knows nothing about being a samurai and is just faking it to attract fans.
A fake samurai
Speaking to Michael Bisping, Rakic backed his claim about Prochazka and even speculated on how the former light heavyweight champion came up with his samurai persona. According to “Rocket,” Jiri might have just read some books about samurai and all of a sudden he started to believe like he is one.
“He is a fake samurai. He’s fake,” Rakic said of Prochazka. “I believe he’s living Samurai thing like for a couple years right now and he’s building, UFC loves this sh*t you know to to see like a samurai going with a sword training, hitting the tree and this and that, it’s good man, couple years ago you didn’t know about [it]… How he became samurai, his coach gave him a book and he wrote a book like 50 pages and then he became a samurai, man, are you joking or what? Stay real.”
“They call me rocket but you know I’m not living like a rocket. I’m not like in the lab, I don’t not like putting something on my you know what I mean? I don’t believe this,” he added.
Rakic could see himself fighting for the title
Rakic will take on Prochazka at UFC 300 in April. While “Rocket” couldn’t tell when would Jamahal Hill recover from his Achilles injury and face current champion Alex Pereira, he is certain about becoming the next potential title challenger with a win over “BJP.”
“I don’t know how long he’s going to take for recovery… But I believe if I finish Jiri or put a great performance on UFC 300, doesn’t matter if it’s a finish or a three-round domination, I would be in the title picture you know, and of course, if I look good,” Rakic concluded.
Rakic will try and get back to his winning ways after losing to Jan Blachowicz due to his knee injury at UFC Vegas 54. On the other hand, Prochazka will hope to do the same thing following his title fight loss to Pereira at UFC 295.
Check out Rakic’s full interview below: