The UFC had yet to make the bout announcement official, however Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro confirmed everything is good to go in a recent interview with Sherdog.
“We didn’t receive an official 100 percent confirmation from the UFC, but that’s something we’re waiting on,” Cordeiro said. “From our part, it’s already signed. It’s important to make it clear that this was a request from McGregor. Rafael is really happy to ‘welcome’ him in a brutal way to the lightweight division.”
“It’s a fighter that we truly believe we can beat,” he said. “He’s coming from a lower division, and he can be sure that he’ll face a strong champion who will not change his style. McGregor has already proven to be a great athlete, but we have five rounds to beat him and Rafael is coming in hungry to beat him, not only physically but spiritually, and to break his soul inside the Octagon. I bet Rafael will finish him in a brutal way, the same way he has finished his last fights.”
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