‘Put dos Anjos in’- Conor McGregor Offers to Fight Dustin Poirier and Rafael dos Anjos in the Same Night

Published 07/08/2021, 9:43 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor reacts before taking on Donald Cerrone in their welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is all set to compete at the biggest MMA event of the year. ‘Notorious’ will be facing Dustin Poirier at the UFC 264 main event on July 10, 2021. Recently there was speculation that Rafael dos Anjos was being touted as the backup for that fight.

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MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin was the first to report about this. He wrote, “Rafael dos Anjos is in Las Vegas this week and he was seen at the fighter hotel cutting weight with his trainers. UFC never made any official announcement about a backup for McGregor vs. Poirier 3 but take that for what you will.”

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Ever since then, there has been much speculation about whether dos Anjos is really the backup for McGregor vs Poirier 3. Just a few hours after this information came out, ‘Notorious’ took to Twitter and shared his views on it. He wrote, “Put dos Anjos in at the same time.

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McGregor’s tweet makes it quite clear that he is not worried about who the backup fighter is. Instead, he is so confident that he is willing to take on Rafael dos Anjos and Dustin Poirier at the same time.

The History between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor were set to compete for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 196. However, that fight did not happen as dos Anjos had to withdraw from the fight after breaking his foot. Since then fans have been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to watch the two fighters compete.

Recently dos Anjos had even taken to Twitter to offer to fight McGregor at UFC 264. The fighter wrote, “Not a better time than now! Everyone else is booked, let’s go! July 10th.”

However, that fight did not happen. Instead, the trilogy fight between McGregor and ‘The Diamond’ is all set to happen. This will be the third fight between Poirier and McGregor. The pair first fought at the UFC 178 event, ‘Notorious’ had won that fight via a 1st round TKO.

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Their second fight came 7 years later at the UFC 257 event, this time around Poirier was victorious via a 2nd round TKO.

Now with both fighters training hard for the UFC 264, who do you think will come out on top? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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