Report: Rafael Dos Anjos Out Of Conor McGregor Fight With Broken Foot

Written by Tom Ngo
February 23rd, 2016

UFC Rafael Dos Anjos

The pesky injury buy has apparently taken its biggest bite of the new year. According to multiple reports, including Globo, a broken foot will force lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) out of his highly anticipated shootout against featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 196.

The UFC has yet to address the rumor.

If this report holds true, it is unknown if the UFC will keep McGregor in the March 5 event against another opponent or save their biggest cash cow for another day.

This wasn’t just your everyday matchup, but one with historical significance. McGregor was looking to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two different belts at the same time. “Notorious” is fresh off blasting Jose Aldo to capture the featherweight crown in December.

As news broke of dos Anjos’ injury, several lightweights, including former champ Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone, have thrown their names into the hat to welcome McGregor into the 155-pound division.

No word on how long dos Anjos will be forced to ride the pine.

UFC 196 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show’s current co-main event is a bantamweight title tilt between champ Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch

Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara

Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda

Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas

Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez

Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly

Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb

Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor

Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (UFC bantamweight champion)

Conor McGregor vs. TBD

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