Rafael dos Anjos’ coach reassures fans: “This fight will absolutely happen”

While Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos will no longer headline UFC 196, Kings MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro is confident that the fight will happen.

Due to Rafael dos Anjos’ broken foot, the UFC was forced to book Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz as the new main event at welterweight at UFC 196.

Rafael Cordeiro spoke to MMAFighting to reassure fans that the fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor will happen after RDA’s foot heals.

“We are upset. Everybody waited for this fight,” he said. “The entire team is backing Rafael in this decision. Rafael’s health is what matters the most for us now. But that’s a fight we wanted, for sure. We know that Rafael has what it takes to beat (McGregor). This fight will absolutely happen, and Rafael will prove in there that he’s the best at 155 pounds.”