Earlier this year, after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight championship, McGregor was slated to move up to lightweight to fight lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 196.
Unfortunately, dos Anjos was forced out of the bout with a broken foot, and was ultimately replaced by Nate Diaz, who defeated McGregor in a welterweight matchup. With a rematch between McGregor and Diaz slated for UFC 202 on August 20th, dos Anjos spoke to MMAJunkie to give his thoughts on that bout, and campaign for a fight with McGregor:
“I thought at first, McGregor would win. … Diaz, he didn’t have time to train at all. Diaz took those shots and did not crumble, and I know how durable he is because I hit him with some good shots, too, … and McGregor gassed out.”
“Against me … [the finish] should be even earlier, I would hurt that guy,” offered dos Anjos. “He will get hurt one day, and I think it will not be funny if I say something to him.”
“If this fight happens down the road I will be there. If UFC thinks he deserves a lightweight shot I will be there.
“I think money comes and goes. What comes easy, goes easy, and that would be an easy money.”
dos Anjos is currently gearing up for his ‘UFC Fight Night: 90’ fight with Eddie Alvarez on July 7th, where he will look to defend his lightweight championship.