Rafael Dos Anjos: Conor McGregor Would Have Had A Different Career Had We Fought

UFC President Dana White squares off Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor during a UFC 196 on-sale press discussion eventuality inside MGM Grand Hotel Casino on Jan 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC around Getty Images)

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Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos got behind in a win mainstay on Saturday with a fourth-round acquiescence feat over Kevin Lee in a categorical eventuality of UFC Fight Night 152. The blocking win finished Dos Anjos’ two-fight losing skid. Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor had something to contend after Dos Anjos’ triumph.

Dos Anjos and McGregor were scheduled to face any other in Mar 2016 during UFC 196 when Dos Anjos hold a 155-pound pretension and McGregor was a 145-pound champion. That quarrel was scrapped when Dos Anjos harmed his feet in a lead adult to that contest. Instead of confronting Dos Anjos, McGregor fought Nate Diaz during welterweight. Diaz won that quarrel by submission. McGregor and Diaz met in a rematch in Nov 2016. McGregor won that hitch around a infancy decision.

After Saturday’s Dos Anjos vs. Lee bout, that took place during Blue Cross Arena and streamed on ESPN+, McGregor responded to a twitter from publisher Josh Gross.

Dos Anjos had his eventuality to respond to McGregor during Monday’s book of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.”

When asked if he would be meddlesome in confronting McGregor during some point, Dos Anjos responded that he would.

“I consider that’s a quarrel that everybody wants to see and we consider that if we had not pennyless my feet that would be a sum opposite career for Conor McGregor. His career would play out totally different. He got propitious that he fought Diaz,” pronounced Dos Anjos. “I consider that if that quarrel happened that would have altered his career.”

Dos Anjos combined that if he does get matched adult with McGregor, who has not fought given stream lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted him in a categorical eventuality of UFC 229 in Oct 2018, that he would like a quarrel to take place during 165 or 170 pounds. Dos Anjos did not boot a hitch during 155, though he did contend that slicing behind down to lightweight would take 3 to 4 months notice.

Dos Anjos mislaid a lightweight pretension to Eddie Alvarez in Jul 2016. He fought once some-more during lightweight, losing to Tony Ferguson in Nov 2016 before relocating to welterweight. Dos Anjos is now 4-2 during 170 pounds.

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