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Rafael dos Anjos Tells Conor McGregor Moving to 155 Not a “Smart Decision”

Rafael dos Anjos

Chances are a bout between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos won’t come next, but there’s certainly a lot more people who would like that fight to happen, following UFC on FOX 17.

For weeks now, McGregor’s been talking about moving up to lightweight, and after he took out Jose Aldo, Dana White confirmed a title shot at 155 would be waiting. But, the belief has been that the UFC was looking more so at Donald Cerrone vs. McGregor, rather than a fight with dos Anjos. The reason being that Frankie Edgar is waiting for his crack at the belt, and there’s no doubt that the former lightweight champ is also a big draw.

Well, following RDA’s emphatic win over Cerrone on Saturday, he was predictably asked about McGregor any ways (he did call for a bout with the featherweight champ in his post-fight, Octagon interview). Here is some of what RDA had to say (quote via MMA

 “Yeah, since I won the fight against Pettis [at UFC 185], I had my MCL injury and it took me maybe four months to get better,” he said. “And finally here I am defending my belt, and I didn’t have any injuries. I’m looking forward to coming back as soon as possible. Conor McGregor has said he wants to come to my division, and I think it will not be a smart decision for him. But if he wants to come I have to overcome him.”

It certainly would be fascinating to see how McGregor would do against dos Anjos. The lightweight champ is a southpaw, has heavy hands, vicious kicks, and a nasty, nasty top game. He’s also a former welterweight.

But, if you’re a betting man and or woman, you might want to a put a few bucks down on McGregor – Edgar going next, and say, RDA vs. Tony Ferguson?


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