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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

UFC 196: Rafael dos Anjos Explains Why Facing Conor McGregor is Just “One More Fight”

Rafael dos Anjos (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Conor McGregor ended the storied reign of Jose Aldo, and has become one of the biggest names in MMA, but Rafael dos Anjos insists their March 5th bout is just another fight.

The two will meet in the headliner of UFC 196, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor will be looking to take the lightweight belt from dos Anjos, and become a two division champion.

Recently RDA appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and while discussing McGregor, the lightweight champ said (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“For me, it’s a normal fight,” RDA said. “I feel focused, very in shape. Of course, it’s been different because it’s a big fight. I think it’s not the biggest opponent, not the toughest opponent, but it’s the biggest fight of my career because this guy, the way that he’s been talking, he’s been getting a lot of fans. He’s been very popular. But I’ve faced better guys before, stronger guys, better guys. And I think this is just going to be one more fight.”

Since dos Anjos was decisioned by Khabib Nurmagomedov, he’s gone on to defeat Jason High, Benson Henderson, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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