Former UFC light-weight winner Rafael dos Anjos, subsequent his UFC Vegas 14 victory over Paul Felder, identified as out fellow former titleholder Conor McGregor.
It was dos Anjos’s to start with struggle back again at lightweight soon after battling for the previous 3-furthermore yrs at welterweight. He built the argument that following the gain over Felder, he and McGregor were the only top rated lightweights that had been experienced to fill the emptiness of UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recently declared his retirement.
“I assume I wanna facial area whoever is on the line for that belt. At 36 several years aged, tonight was my 30th UFC physical appearance. If Khabib is definitely retired, it will depart the division broad open up. If you appear at the division, me and Conor, we are the only champions in that division. I assume if the championship is open, me and Conor is the struggle to make.”
Adhering to dos Anjos’s responses, McGregor stated he was in.
McGregor is by now set to confront Dustin Poirier in the UFC 257 principal occasion on Jan. 23, 2021, and he sounds committed to building that battle transpire. A quick time soon after his very first tweet, McGregor clarified that and explained he would continue to be down to battle dos Anjos following Poirier.
Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor had been scheduled to battle many a long time in the past
dos Anjos and McGregor had been slated to battle the moment before, which is reflected in the photographs of McGregor’s 2nd tweet.
At that time, dos Anjos held the lightweight belt and was established to make the next defense of it opposite McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. Following some rigorous push in the lead-up, dos Anjos was compelled to bow out of the combat just after breaking his foot all through schooling for the bout.
McGregor went on to headline the UFC 196 combat card in a welterweight bout opposite Nate Diaz. He lost. Diaz submitted McGregor in the 2nd spherical.
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