Aleksandar Rakic talks UFC 259 fight vs. Thiago Santos, training with hero Mirko Cro Cop | ESPN MMA

Објављено 3 мар 2021
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Aleksandar Rakic makes his debut on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to preview his light heavyweight fight vs. Thiago Santos at UFC 259.
0:00 Rakic discusses why he’ll be wearing the Serbian flag on Saturday while still recognizing his fans in Austria.
6:04 Looks back at losing his first MMA fight and discusses the athletes he looked up to growing up.
9:02 What it was like to train with Mirko Cro Cop.
13:56 Rakic explains the limited amount of training he and Santos have had together.
15:18 What he expects from Santos, who is coming off a loss to Glover Teixeira.
17:17 Rakic breaks down Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya and what he hopes is next for him with a victory.
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  • Ajmo Balkanci,,,,,sad je : RAKIĆ'S TIME,,, AJMO BALKAN,,,,ZA RAKIĆA💪👍💯

  • Ask him about Petrak.

  • hope too see this happen soon rakic vs dominic reyes..that look matching..

  • Rakic legenda

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  • Ajmo Aco! Pozdrav iz Beca.🇭🇷🇷🇸🇦🇹

  • novak djokovic,nemanja vidic ,aleksandar rakic svetski priznati a nasi su ;)

  • Pitajte ga za Stošića

  • awesome interview, awesome fight, awesome personality. Me being Austrin didn´t like him not wearing our flag, but I understand it now - receiving zero appreciation from our country and being a superstar in serbia........

  • Rakic je buduci sampion

  • Real champion great example of the men and the fighter

  • Idemo Rakic

  • New Generation in LHW, let's go

  • Di je Petrak ovde? Koje ovaj?

  • Santos should've won

  • Event in Belgrade would be amazing. One of the best events for Sure. Rakic, Stipe, Medic, Camur and Todorovic should be on the card .

  • disgraceful performance vs santos that sparing match should have been scored a draw

  • Ariel Helwani's nose VS Marko Petrak's ears, people don't understand, when you look, what is more huuuuuuuge

  • Next UfC-CHAMPION! 👊👍 🇷🇸🇦🇹🇷🇸🇦🇹🇷🇸🇦🇹🇷🇸🇦🇹

  • im an austrian fan and im upset lmao

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  • Ajmo Rakicu.. samo jakoo 💪💪🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

  • Do event in Belgrade

  • Ajmo Raketa

  • Makes me like this guy even more his hero is Crocop!

  • I hear Santos booked a room in intensive care in Vegas? RAKIC is sending him to a coma tonight

  • Cela Srbija,Rep.Srpska,Cg navija za tebe!

  • Ko prenosi veceras taj mec?

  • Srećno večeras matori!!!

  • Rakic du kannst dir sicher sein, ganzer balkan und deutschsprachige raum stehen hinter dir und supporten dich, hol dir den sieg und als nächstes den titel champ

  • Start of the video: Ariel: _We STAY 'Hello' now...._

  • Rakicu sretno, santos je opak lik

  • jimmy manual

  • ...Aca Brate moj....

  • Uz tebe je CEO Balkan 👊

  • Brat je u fokusu 100%

  • For me, after Mirko, Rakic have the strongest legs in MMA. Their force is brutal. Smith said it after the fight that after 3 kicks, he didnt feel his legs

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  • Ottakring!

  • Marko Petrak

  • Rakic will kill Santos

  • Aco srbine!! ❤️

  • Let s go champ!!

  • Imagine a fight between Aleksandar Rakic and Jiri Prochazka. That would be massive for the Austria, Czech Republic and Balkan region, not to mention that it would be an incredible fight 🔥

  • Marko Petrak on life support

  • Serbia

  • He is Rocket Bosnian Serb living in Austria he is all but first one he is man he is all what Young kids want to be !!!! Brateee sretnoooo

  • Aleksandar "Rocket" Rakic SRBIJA!

  • Idemo Yugoslavia .✌✌✌🙌💣💥🕶👔


  • I'm kinda starstruck by crocop. At one time he was the most terrifying guy in the game to me.

  • People THIS IS THE NEW BALKAN KING IN THE MAKING...after Mirko and Stipe we have another 100% beast

  • Ovako kad ga gledam djeluje mi kao neki djecak iz komsiluka, ali kad udje u ring, da ti se krv sledi u zilama.. Koja transformacija!!

  • Ракетаааа 🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

  • Call Badun and Petrak. They are people that did a lot for this sport. Badun with his sok sak elbow and Petrak as interviewer who helped him to get noticed.

  • Idemo aco gasi ga💪💪👍


  • The historical road prognostically talk because giant endogenously bruise throughout a profuse veterinarian. versed, plastic bladder

  • Yugoslavians are just built different Stipe HW Champ, Alex FW Champ, and next Rakic is going to have the LHW belt wrapped around his waist by the end of 2021 💯 🇷🇸🇸🇮🇲🇪🇭🇷🇧🇦🇲🇰

  • Ufc in Belgrade would be maddd!!!

  • Sorry Santos, but rocket 🚀 time

  • ajmo Rakic✌️🇭🇷

  • Respect Ariel for this interview, you are interviewing future champion!

  • Awesome dude

  • Rakiću, ako pokažeš istu srčanost i snazu kao protiv Smifa pobjeda ti je zagarantirana! Sretno ratniče!

  • So a nice guy! Alles Gute für Samstag Aleks.. 🙏❤️

  • 🚀🚀🚀


  • Udri Brus Li, cepaj Brus Li, pocepaj gi sviiiii iii iiiiii 😄

  • Raketaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Ali što kaže brat YugoSLAVEia 😂😂😂

  • Rakic's reach is 78" while Jon Jones is 84".

  • Thanks for representing balkan druze

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  • scheiß österreich...wirklich

  • Marko aka "Klempavi" Petrak is on the recovery in the hospital... 🏥

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  • Wow the country you n family came FROM you don t support .pass on you

  • pitaj ga za Petraka je l ima klempave usi ili su samo velike kako on kaze?

  • Please invite Vedran Badjun and Marko Petrak, Vedran has greatest elbow tehnique called "sok-sak" and Marko Petrak is the best podcaster in Europe, you can ask rakic about them Thanks bro sok sak

  • Gdje je kruška i gdje je klempo sa kačketom

  • let's go rakic! his head kick KO against manuwa made me a fan

  • Aleksander maybe you should have both of your flags printed on your fighting shorts 🩳 on each legs 🦵

  • Thumbs up for Rakic's english.

  • Ask him about Marko Petrak

  • Rakić is very dangerous,he is naturaly strong and hard like rock, and he is very serius in training,very tough

  • Best fighter ever lived on this planet is Vedran Bađun aka "Vedran Lažun" aka "Bili šaman" aka " rozi kiboko" aka " Simba Mzungu" he never lost a fight in 28 years, he is champ in this world and beyond 🔥🐷

    • Can't forget the legendary "sok sak" elbow tehnique, he could easily knock out ngannou with that devastating strike😂

  • Ajde sine mojjj

  • unimportant fella, nobody cares

  • Great kid...Good luck Rakic!

  • idemoooooo

  • This guy looks like Manuel Ferrara

  • Gazda! 💪

  • Ganz Österreich steht hinter dir!!! 🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹

  • Uz tebe smo!!! СРБИНЕ

  • Pitaj ga za Stošića

  • les goooo 🇦🇹

  • best wishes for Rakic in fight against Santos, hopefully win!

  • This fight can be a main event