While waiting for the next battle after the beating Paul felder
Former champion who returned to lightweight in November of this year
Rafaeldos Anjos He shared his views on the future of the division following the main UFC 257 match.
“Hooker didn’t show up to fight. I’m sure Chandler is a tough guy, but when he says he won’t fight him because of the belt, I agree with Poirier,” Dos Anjos said. I told Sherdog.com.The top person in this department [Charles
Gaethje] We worked hard and fought a lot of tough battles to reach the top of the rankings. He must at least face another challenge before fighting for money. “
But if the UFC offers him a match against Chandler, or another top candidate with momentum, Dos Anjos will be happy to intervene.
“I’m always a game. If the UFC invites me to play against Chandler, I’m ready to go,” he said. I want to play against someone who comes from victory like “Poirier, Chandler,” The Bronx “. [Tony]
Ferguson or Gaethje coming from defeat. “
Until the confrontation with Conor McGregor, Dos Anjos does not expect the match to be part of the matchmaker’s plan. Dos Anjos and McGregor were to meet at UFC 196 before the Brazilian broke his leg, paving the way for a rivalry with the Irish. Nate diaz..
“I don’t think I’m a good option for Connor. It’s a southpaw. There’s a grappling game that’s dangerous to him. I use a lot of calf kicks,” said Dos Anjos. It would be much more interesting if they promoted a trilogy with Poirier and Diaz. The same is true for Diaz. My game just doesn’t fit his style. The best proof is that I submitted him briefly and he didn’t demand a rematch. I’m a better fighter, a better striker, and my Jiu-Jitsu is better than him. So I understand why he never called my name again. “
Dos Anjos also revealed that as soon as the UFC and his manager decide on their next opponent, they will return to Brazil to start their camp in Nova União.
“In Brazil, he says he won’t make any changes to the winning team. Working with Pederneiras and all his structures was a great experience. At Nova União, always bring in the best Rafaeldos Anjos. To the Octagon, and soon I will fight again for that belt. “
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Former UFC Champion Rafael dos Anjos talks about potential matches against Chandler, McGregor and Diaz
https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/ExUFC-Champ-Rafael-dos-Anjos-Talks-Potential-Matchups-with-Chandler-McGregor-Diaz-177391 Former UFC Champion Rafael dos Anjos talks about potential matches against Chandler, McGregor and Diaz