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Friday, May 17, 2019

UFC Rochester: Rafael dos Anjos Says It’s “War”, Shoots Down Kevin Lee’s 165 Proposal

Rafael dos Anjos (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Kevin Lee has proposed that he and Rafael dos Anjos weigh-in at 165 pounds today, as a means to campaign for the creation of that weight class. But it seems clear dos Anjos has no intention of doing so as he gets set for the UFC Rochester headliner.

Lee has been one of the most vocal proponents of creating a 165-pound weight class, so much so, he’s repeatedly called for RDA to weigh-in at that mark for their bout Saturday. But, when asked to comment on Lee’s proposal recently, the former lightweight champ said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“I saw that, man, but there’s no deal with the enemy on fight week,” dos Anjos said. “It’s war now. There’s no deal. I’ll make the weight I signed to make, 171 with the extra pound. If he wants to make 165 to show he can do it, it’s up to him. I think it would be great to have this division, but I trained for 170 pounds and that’s what I’m going to do.

“Am I going to make deals with the enemy? No way. It’s war now. You make deals later, become friends later. Right now, he’s the man standing in front of me, he’s the man trying to take my dreams, and he won’t succeed.”

UFC President Dana White is a vehement opponent of creating the 165 division, and has said it won’t happen while he remains with the promotion.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:05 am
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