On Saturday night at UFC Vegas 14, Rafael dos Anjos conquer a incredibly sport Paul Felder to re-establish himself as a threat in the UFC light-weight division. But it was not initially meant to be Felder experiencing dos Anjos. The unique battle was “RDA” vs. Islam Makhachev, till Makhachev was pulled due to a really serious staph infection.
And prior to this UFC Vegas day, Makhachev and dos Anjos were being supposed to battle at UFC 254 on October 24th. That time, the combat didn’t go down mainly because dos Anjos tested constructive for COVID-19.
Now Islam is angling to get their battle booked all over again.
However for Makhachev, dos Anjos may perhaps have moved as well significantly ahead for that combat to continue to make perception. Paul Felder is now ranked #7 at light-weight, so there’s a good prospect “RDA” could close up somewhere in the higher leading 10 right after that earn more than “The Irish Dragon.” Islam Makhachev is #12 … even with all the hype about him, it’s straightforward to see dos Anjos’ management team contacting for another person up the ladder.
As for what Dos Anjos is pondering about, he now known as out Conor McGregor, who sounded open up sufficient to the notion on Twitter. Previous that?
“I want to struggle for the belt. The belt is my goal and whoever qualified prospects me to the belt,” Dos Anjos mentioned during the publish-struggle press conference. “Whoever in this major 5, fighters are actively playing very strategic. People today never want to choose fights simply because they want another person else to choose a fight simply because they want to see what the result is heading to be.”
“I really don’t like that. I’m an previous-college man and every person fights all people back again in the working day. But I really feel like guys these days, they program it so strategic. We’ll see how matters are going to go and how they’re likely to play out.”
That’s not a no, but we assume it’ll acquire some insistence on the component of the UFC to push this twice burned contest ahead for an rapid third try.