Rafael dos Anjos says rebooking of Conor McGregor fight ‘makes a lot of sense’

The MMA world almost got to see then-champion Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor six years ago at UFC 196. A foot injury would force dos Anjos from the bout and his replacement, Nate Diaz, would become the first UFC fighter to defeat McGregor. Needless to say, their careers took different paths after that. Now…

The MMA world nearly obtained to behold then-champion Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor six years within the past at UFC 196. A foot wound would power dos Anjos from the bout and his change, Nate Diaz, would change into the principle UFC fighter to defeat McGregor.

Evidently, their careers took assorted paths after that.

Now that dos Anjos is coming off a spectacular obtain at UFC 272, he thinks it’s time to re-speak about with a fight with the old two-division champion.

“It appears to be like to be esteem Islam (Makhachev) goes to fight Beneil Dariush,” dos Anjos talked about for the length of the submit-fight press conference. “He had a gamble to fight me tonight and he didn’t. At 170 pounds, I took that fight. They (didn’t). I don’t know. It appears to be like to be esteem Conor (McGregor) is coming encourage within the summer season. That on the total is an efficient one. A title fight is already scheduled. We’ll behold, man. Rather heaps of things can happen.

At the time of their normal reserving, McGregor’s inventory modified into rising. Now, it’s struggling to following extra than one losses, anxiousness with the law and out of cage antics.

“I maintain the 2d that we dwell in appropriate now, that fight would procure heaps of sense,” dos Anjos talked about. “I modified into on a 16-month layoff. Conor broke his leg and is coming encourage within the summer season, I maintain. That could perchance procure sense. The division is extra or much less crazy appropriate now and I maintain that fight would procure heaps of sense. … That could perchance well even be a immense money fight, pointless to claim. We have a history, too. Cherish I talked about, I’m taking a look for names that procure me must scuttle to the fitness center and practice. It’s been so decades in this sport. I don’t must fight names that don’t ardour me, that don’t push me to head to the fitness center. I’m 37 years mature. (I’ve) fought glorious worthy everyone in two divisions.”