Other Sport

Injury rules dos Anjos out of UFC 196

2016-02-23 16:03
Conor McGregor, Rafael dos Anjos (supplied)

Cape Town - Current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC 196 main event due to injury.

According to sources close to situation, dos Anjos broke his foot late last week forcing him to pull out of his lightweight title fight against McGregor.

UFC officials are currently working on finding an opponent to replace dos Anjos on just two week’s notice.

McGregor who is the current UFC featherweight champion was just days away from possibly becoming the first man in promotional history to hold two belts at the same time.

Last summer leading up to UFC 189 Jose Aldo, featherweight champion at the time, withdrew from his fight against the Irishman just eleven days prior to them fighting.

The UFC quickly sourced an opponent, booking Chad Mendes to take Aldo’ place and the event would go onto to be a huge success.

This now marks the fourth time in Mcgregor’s eight UFC fights that the original opponent has been forced to pull out of their fight. With the no word on who may replace dos Anjos, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, who has had words with McGregor in the past, has expressed a keen interest in stepping up on short notice to fight the brash Irishman.


Read more on:    ufc  |  conor mcgregor  |  mma

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.