Rafael dos Anjos Says He’ll Retire if he Believes WW Title’s Out of Reach
By FCF Staff
Rafael dos Anjos may have a loss to current UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman, as well as former interim champ Colby Covington, but the veteran remains certain he can still win a second, UFC belt.
Dos Anjos took on Kevin Lee this past weekend at UFC Rochester, and he proceeded to end his two-fight losing skid by submitting the talented fighter in round four. After the pivotal win, the 34-year-old dos Anjos relayed the following (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“Kevin, he’s a tough guy, but he wasn’t ranked,” dos Anjos said. “He came up a division now and I think that was a good fight to put me on the winning path. I see the interim champion will fight the champion right now, probably. I’m just open. I’m not sticking too much with the rankings right now, but I have this desire in me.
“I want to be champion one day and if I don’t believe that I’m not gonna be a champion, I’m gonna stop fighting. I’m gonna quit this sport. I still believe I can make it and I’m going to work. I’m working hard on it.”
With the win on Saturday, the former lightweight champ extended his record to 29-11. Lee, meanwhile, now carries a record of 17-5.