Rafael dos Anjos responds to Colby Covington’s call out

December 17, 2017 8:03 am by Tom Taylor
Rafael dos Anjos

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC on Fox 26. In the card’s exciting main event, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos asserted himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, defeating former titleholder Robbie Lawler with a dominant, unanimous decision win.

Not everyone, of course, was impressed by dos Anjos’ huge win. Colby Covington – who is really the only other man with legitimate claim to a welterweight title shot – quickly took to Twitter post-fight to discredit his rival’s win.

Speaking at the UFC on Fox 26 post-fight press conference, Rafael dos Anjos addressed these comments from Colby Covington.

“I have no comments about that guy, man,” dos Anjos said (h/t MMAJunkie.com). “That guy has 6,000 followers on Twitter. He’s just talking crap about people. He showed nothing to the division. He’s beat nobody. He beat Demian Maia, but he looked really bad when he fought Demian, and I have no comments on that guy.”

“I’m just on my way to a second belt,” dos Anjos said.

Having shrugged off the possibility of a fight with Colby Covington, Rafael dos Anjos then broke down a potential fight with Woodley:

“I think when (Woodley) fought Demian (Maia), he was worried about takedowns only,” dos Anjos said. “When he fought (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ (Thompson), he was worried only about stand-up. I think with me, he’s got to worry about everywhere. He’s going to have a lot of things to worry about.”

Do you think Rafael dos Anjos has earned a fight with Tyron Woodley?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 17/12/2017.


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