Leading up to UFC 196, there was much speculation as to a potential fight between Conor McGregor and Robbie Lawler at UFC 200 if McGregor were to defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 196. Ultimately, as everyone knows by now, Diaz submitted McGregor in the 2nd round of their welterweight scrap.
Following the bout, McGregor revealed that he plans to go back down to featherweight to defend his championship. That of course has led to a slew of talk regarding who McGregor should defend his championship against.
In the wake of UFC 196, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who broke his foot prior to UFC 196, revealed that he would be open to a bout with Robbie Lawler at UFC 200 if the UFC was interested.
He spoke on The MMA Hour:
“I don’t know the UFC’s plans, but I’m here, man,” dos Anjos said. “I’m here to fight anybody. I’ll fight welterweight too, if they need.”
“I respect Robbie Lawler, but if UFC needs somebody to fight for the welterweight (title), I would fight.”
How would you like to see dos Anjos and Lawler in a champion vs. champion fight at UFC 200?