The hottest fighter in all of MMA is going to move to to the lightweight division and face the current champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. Conor McGregor embarrassed Jose Aldo in less than 20 seconds to become the featherweight champion and now wants the 155 pound title resting around the waist of capable fighter in Dos Anjos. He wants it so badly he has issued his own bout announcement. We posted a partial earlier this week and you can read it here. Check out the full announcement.
OFFICIAL FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
LIVE ON PPV.
This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. ‘McGregor is the Game.’
Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision.
Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.
He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land.
Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to “behead the ‘American Gringo’ Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!”
Viva la Brasil!
See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!
The King returns!
Dos Anjos took to Twitter to respond in kind:
I knew of his hatred and his pride, and now I will put a ring in your nose and a bridle in his mouth, and I will.
UFC 197 is the event that will most likely break PPV buys or at least come close. Conor is arguably the hottest, most well known MMA athlete this side of Ronda Rousey.
What do you think? Can he capture the lightweight belt or should the Irishman stay at 145?