Following his profitable return to the light-weight division, Rafael dos Anjos says that he is coming for the UFC light-weight championship.
The previous UFC light-weight champion turned in a powerful efficiency in his return to 155-pounds, grinding out a cut up choice victory over Paul Felder in the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 14, Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Through the post-fight interview, dos Anjos made his intentions clear as to what he plans to do within the division.
“I feel I am gonna face whoever is on the road for that belt. I do know I’ve acquired rather a lot in me, nonetheless.”
UFC commentator Jon Anik gave dos Anjos props on Twitter, saying that he has face a few of the finest within the UFC’s light-weight and welterweight divisions and deserves a spot within the UFC’s Corridor of Fame sooner or later.
“Respect @RdosANjosMMA’s greatness. 19 UFC wins. Has confronted eight guys who’ve a UFC belt at residence. Was coaching for (18-1) Islam Makhachev to show he may return to light-weight prominence. Then simply a great deal of strain to face new opponent/protect primary occasion. And carried out. HOF.
dos Anjos responded to Anik, reiterating that he totally intends on regaining his throne within the 155-pound division.
“Gotta rather a lot left on the tank. I am coming for that belt,” mentioned dos Anjos.
Rafael dos Anjos gives added taste to present light-weight scenario
With reigning UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov not too long ago saying his retirement, the division may quickly be left with out a champion.
And whereas the light-weight ranks has no scarcity of contender within the likes of Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, and Conor McGregor, simply to call just a few, the re-entry of dos Anjos to the highest ten is certainly an intriguing growth.
Through the post-fight chat with Michael Bisping, dos Anjos additionally angled for a matchup with Conor McGregor…
“If Khabib is actually retired, it’ll depart the division broad open, and in case you look to the contenders, I feel solely me and Conor, we’re the one actual champions in that division. Everyone else is all interim champions, so I feel if the division is open, I feel me and Conor is the struggle to make.”
…and the Irishman obliged.
“Dustin first, however I am down for all of it.
As McGregor famous, he’ll in fact should cope with Poirier first, as the 2 are scheduled to face off at UFC 257 in January. What the winner of that struggle will get continues to be a thriller at this level.
The place do you assume does Rafael dos Anjos determine within the UFC’s plans for the light-weight championship?
Revealed 16 Nov 2020, 06:04 IST