Rafael dos Anjos Has Unfinished Business With Conor McGregor
Rafael dos Anjos believes there is still a score to settle with Conor McGregor.
A few years back, dos Anjos reigned as the UFC Lightweight Champion. He was scheduled to put his gold on the line against McGregor in the main event of UFC 196. The bout was canned as dos Anjos injured his foot ahead of the planned matchup.
During an interview with MMAFighting.com, dos Anjos said he’s still gunning for a fight against McGregor.
“Tony Ferguson was interim champion. Dustin Poirier, interim champion. Justin Gaethje, interim champion. The only champions in that division was me and Conor [McGregor], and I think that’s the fight to make. I think the division is wide open, so why not? I want that fight.”
The former 155-pound champion went on to say that he’s eager to get back to the elite status he once had.
“We got close twice. I think that’s the fight that a lot of fans want to see, especially with me returning to lightweight. We were scheduled to fight, and unfortunately, it’s a combat sport. I broke my foot, but here I am again, training hard, working hard and I can’t wait.
“I’m going to have my hand raised on Nov. 14 and then shoot for the title.”
This Saturday night, November 14, dos Anjos will collide with Paul Felder. Initially, dos Anjos was scheduled to meet Islam Makhachev. An infection ruled Makhachev out of the fight. Felder steps in on five days’ notice.