So, this would mean the victor would jump right back into camp, if, the UFC wanted to move forward with a title unification bout for August 4th. Dos Anjos drops for a kimura and both fighters scramble to their feet, the fighters have a wild striking exchange before Covington gets Dos Anjos against the cage wall.
One hardly could blame Rafael dos Anjos if he's a little unnerved about where he fits in welterweight champion Tyron Woodley's apparent personal pecking order.
But if it weren't for the bus incident in Brooklyn things could have been very different, and McGregor's one-that-got-away fight with RDA may have finally come to fruition.
On Saturday at UFC 225 in Chicago, dos Anjos (28-9 MMA, 17-7 UFC) fights Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for an interim welterweight title, and it's a fight the Brazilian said he only signed up for because Woodley wasn't going to be ready - or so he thought - and he wanted to stay active.
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Furthermore, the team still have their inspirational forward in Radamel Falcao who is likely to play his final World Cup . But Brazil stumbled in the semi-final back then, losing by a whopping 7-1 to eventual champions Germany .
From the time he chose to relocate to the welterweight division, Dos Anjos has been laser focused on joining Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre as the only fighters to capture UFC titles in two different divisions.
A UFC spokesman said the fight promotion had no comment on McGregor's post. "I've been in the UFC for 10 years this year - it's been a long journey, a lot of fights". With a quick submission win over Neil Magny by arm triangle at UFC 215 and a dominant 5 round decision win over former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night Winnipeg, Rafael Dos Anjos propelled himself to the top of the welterweight division and next in line for a shot at Tyron Woodley.
"I kind of want to legitimately clean the division", the 36-year-old told MMA Junkie. "That's why I took this fight". When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there.
Win return AirAsia flights and tickets for two people to UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards in Singapore! Obviously I'm still doing rehab, still getting the strength back. Whoever they got for me to fight at this time, come get this work. "I'm just happy to be fighting and performing at my best". But if the fight is against me, only December.