Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos were initially slated to fight in the main event of UFC 196 on March 5th for the UFC lightweight title.
Unfortunately, dos Anjos broke his foot earlier this week and was forced out of the bout. Ultimately the UFC selected Nate Diaz as a fill-in opponent, and the bout was moved from lightweight to welterweight.
At the UFC 196 press conference on Wednesday Conor McGregor spoke about a future fight with dos Anjos, and was very noncommittal in regards to when or if he would fight the lightweight champion.
“It’s hard to commit to dos Anjos again. The same with Jose [Aldo], he pulled. It took him [Aldo] two goes to build up the courage. Hopefully maybe it will take dos Anjos two goes to build up the courage.
“When you pull out with an injury like that, a bruise on the foot, there’s not much I can do to help you back into the mix. It does change things a little bit, but we just have to see how it all plays out.”