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Media Rakic accuses Jiri of ducking

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  1. Phisher Gold Belt

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    I still think that Rakic has a high upside, despite his last few performances.

    However, this is just sad. There's literally nobody else clamoring for him to fight Jiri.
     
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    rakic sounds desperate, jiri is aiming higher


    jiri bless
     
  3. B-Level Orange Belt

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    Rakic ducked Jiri after he beat Volkan and was ranked below him Rakic

    He hasn’t done himself any favors with his last two performances either.

    Rakic should fight Ankalaev for a title shot if he beats Volkan.
     
  4. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    How dumb does this sounds? Jiri already asked for this fight rakic turned it down citing he wanted a higher ranked opponent. rakic was 5 jiri was 6.
     
  5. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    Jiri can prove that Rakic ducked him. I’d be fine if Jiri sat this one out and waited for the TS.
     
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    Can somebody find a link to that twitter update (?) where Rakic ducked Jiri?
     
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    Rakic lookin so desperate lol. Its his fault, Rakic had a chance to fight Jiri before and refused.

    Those last 2 fights Rakic wonwhere lackluster too. Hes gonna need another big win or wait his turn if he wants a title fight
     
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    Sherdog tells me that you’re only a duck if you ask to be paid fairly.
     
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    Rakic will never be close to that belt.
     
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    Rakic is just insecure that Jiri has passed him in public perception for who should be next. He sees that, and wants to try and bait him into a fight and hopefully beat him, and take that perception. He has to know at this point his recent performances although wins, are not going to put him on anyones lists for "wants to see in title fight next" category.
     
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    I understand, though, why he declined to fight Jiri at the time. He wanted someone higher ranked than Jiri at the time, and Thiago Santos made more sense to him than Jiri.

    Here are the rankings from late last year:
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    Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20201216124246/https://ufc.com/rankings
     
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    He's already almost there. Just let them bang.
     
  17. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Where was he before jiri’s last fight?
     
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  18. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    Yeah, but how? That's what I can't understand. Santos was coming off of back to back losses against jones and glover. Jiri came into the ufc with hype and huge winning streak and knocked out a former title contender, number 7 ranked. what rank would that make him? in a great fight, on a huge card that everyone watched. Jiri was CLEARLY the correct fight to take he was the only other contender that could get to the belt before him, the only fighter coming off wins. with jones gone, Jan newly crowned and fighting izzy, Smith, reyes and santos all coming off of losses the smart fight was Jiri.


    winners of match ups should seek winners of match ups so this crap doesn't happen, you have two guys at the top of the division who are there from beating fighters with back to back losses.
     
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    One top 5 contender calling out another is sad?
    It would be a great fight.
     
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