While there has been much speculation as to who will get the next lightweight title shot now that Conor McGregor has been booked to fight Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200, Rafael dos Anjos already has an opponent in mind.
During a recent appearance on Inside MMA, where RDA also revealed that he will be ready to fight in July, he hinted at a fight with Eddie Alvarez.
“Maybe they have different plans for me. I need to defend my title against Eddie Alvarez. I think he is maybe the No. 1 contender,” dos Anjos said. “He is coming off a victory over Anthony Pettis, a former champion. But I told them, I fight anybody, any weight.”
Alvarez is riding a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Gilbert Melendez via controversial split decision. Most recently however, Alvarez defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
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