Streaking UFC light heavyweight contender, Aleksandar Rakic has urged former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor to pursue a transition to professional wrestling in a bid to land himself some victories – off the back of current run of two straight defeats.
Aleksandar Rakic, the current #3 ranked light heavyweight contender, is slated to headline a UFC Vegas event on May 14. – drawing former undisputed division titleholder, Jan Blachowicz in a reworked main event outing.
For McGregor, the Dubliner has been sidelined since July of last year at UFC 264, where he suffered a fractured tibia in a trilogy rubber match against former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier – suffering a second consecutive defeat for the first time in his professional mixed martial arts career.
Aleksandar Rakic improved his record to 14-2 with a victory over Thiago Santos in March 2021
Still yet to book an opponent for an expected fall return as per UFC president, Dana White – McGregor has recently claimed that he wants to return against undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in a bid to become the first three-weight champion in the history of the organization.
Over the course of the weekend, McGregor questioned why he was not on-site in Dallas, Texas for professional wrestling event, Wrestlemania 38 hosted by WWE – claiming that he is feared.
“Why wasn’t I at Wrestlemania?” Conor McGregor tweeted. “They all fear me, that’s why.”
In quite a surprising response, streaking light heavyweight feature, Rakic replied to McGregor’s tweet – urging him to make a transition to professional wrestling in order to “get some wins”.
“Smart move to look already post real-fighting career and get some wins..,” Aleksandar Rakic replied to Conor McGregor.
Before his cancelled UFC Columbus main event against Blachowicz recently – Rakic landed a pair of recent victories over both former light heavyweight title chasers, Thiago Santos, as well as Anthony Smith.
Rakic added the pair of one-time title challengers to victories over Francimar Barrosso, Justin Ledet, Devin Clark, and veteran British mixed martial arts pioneer, Jimi Manuwa.