It was the biggest fight in Aleksandar Rakic’s life to date. The big Austrian UFC hope fought in Las Vegas on Saturday against the Polish ex-champion Jan Blachowicz. But the fight was finally over in the third round. Rakic twisted his knee and lost after a technical knockout. Now the diagnosis is clear: a cruciate ligament rupture! His manager Marcelo Brigadeiro confirmed this to ESPN.
An MR examination was carried out on Monday. His manager emphasized that the operation should be carried out as quickly as possible. Rakic also spoke up on Instagram. Rakic is on his way back to Austria. In any case, he misses the chance to fight for a light heavyweight title at the end of the year. Instead, his Polish opponent will fight for the title. He will compete against the winner of the duel Jiri Prochazka against Glover Teixeira.
“God had other plans for me Saturday night. Sometimes we have to lose small battles to win the war. Win or lose, good or bad, the experience will change you,” Rakic wrote on Instagram. But he was already motivated for the upcoming tasks: “I promise you one thing: I will be back – better than ever! It’s not over yet.”