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Conor McGregor Responds to Rafael dos Anjos: “I’m in For Sure”

Following his win at UFC Vegas 14, Rafael dos Anjos resumed his calls for a fight with Conor McGregor. The latter was quick to respond.

Several things have to fall into place before it can happen, but Conor McGregor says he’s down for a fight with Rafael dos Anjos in the coming months.

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McGregor responds to RDA’s call out

Over the years, since dos Anjos was forced out of a 2016 bout with McGregor due to a broken foot, he’s called for that match-up to get booked again. Leading up to UFC Vegas 14, which marked the return of dos Anjos to lightweight, he resumed campaigning for that fight.

Well, following RDA’s decision win over Paul Felder on Saturday, not surprisingly, he called for the McGregor fight once again. Case in point, while talking to the media, dos Anjos said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“Khabib leaving the division, I think it will leave the division wide open,” dos Anjos said. “If you look at the rankings, we have three former interim champions: Tony (Ferguson), (Justin) Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.

The only two real champs in that division are me and Conor. We were scheduled to fight twice. If the champ leaves the division, why not (book me vs. McGregor)?”

McGregor clearly watched Saturday’s event, as the former lightweight and featherweight champ tweeted out this.

Respect to both men for making this fight and event happen tonight.
Good fight!
I’m in for sure.

Dustin first, but I’m down for it all. Throwback to this classic lol.
Look at Dana hahahah
Vintage MMA entertainment.
El Chap!

Could RDA – McGregor finally happen?

So, first things first, as McGregor alluded to, he needs to get by Dustin Poirier. The two are expected to fight on January 23rd.

But, McGregor does defeat Poirier for a second time, could a bout with RDA be next?

Well, it looks like McGregor is interested in the fight. But, that of course, doesn’t mean it will happen anytime soon.

If Khabib Nurmagomedov remains retired and the lightweight belt’s vacated, then McGregor is likely a lock to fight for the belt (if he beats Poirier). While RDA is a former champ, Saturday was his first fight at lightweight since 2016.

So, it would be really surprising if the UFC tapped him for a title fight next, over the likes of Justin Gaethje or the winner of Tony Ferguson versus Michael Chandler (if that bout happens).

Now, there is a chance that Khabib will decide to return to the Octagon after all. If he insists he won’t rematch McGregor, then, maybe that could open the door to McGregor – RDA?

But, you have to wonder if the UFC would look at other bigger fights in that scenario. Like, say, the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.

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