He did a great performance,” Rakic told MMA Junkie of Prochazka. “He knocked out Reyes. He’s now a top contender, and this fight makes sense against Jiri. The result what happened on Saturday is the best thing that could have happened to me because this wakes my attention, my motivation. I’m even now more motivated to go back to the gym, to train harder and harder.” He continued, “This fight against Jiri makes the most sense now, and Glover (Teixeira) is going to fight Jan (Blachowicz) in September. Who else is gonna fight Jiri instead of me? Who?” https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021...jiri-prochazka-someone-needs-to-stop-the-hype A lot fans finally warming up to Jiri and his road to title shot. Rakic on the other hand, has been on the flipside, refusing to fight Jiri before and resorting to a point fighting style against guys he has serious advantages over. If he was to campaign for a title shot from his lackluster win over Santos, it would be a bit far fetched but to hear him talk about wanting to fight Jiri now, respect where it's due. It's the right fight to make while Glover gets his shot and I'm in, let's do it. Not an easy fight for Rakic and hes got balls calling him out now. Gotta respect that. Both have amazing talent and both deserve a crack at title sooner or later, it's a perfect eliminator and both will want it badly. Happy to hear Rakic calling him out, LHW finally interesting again, let's go. Picking Jiri to win, possibly UFC champ by end of the year. Edit: Didn't realize there was a thread about it already, my bad, merge if necessary.