Rafael dos Anjos Gets Next Lightweight Title Shot Against Anthony Pettis
One man’s misfortune is another man’s gain, as it appears that Rafael dos Anjos will get the next lightweight title shot, instead of #1 ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. UFC president Dana White revealed the news in the UFC on FOX 13 post-fight press conference.
Rafael dos Anjos fought Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13 and won in a landslide decision. Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sidelined dealing with undisclosed injuries. Ironically, the last time Nurmagomedov fought, he defeated dos Anjos by unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 11.
Here’s what Dana White said during the post-fight presser:
“And just for the record, Pettis texted me right after the fight and said ‘wow, (dos Anjos) murdered him. I’ll fight him. I’m ready to go. I’ll fight which ever one of them.’
I would say if Khabib is healthy right now, probably Khabib (gets the shot). But he’s not. So it’s dos Anjos.”
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After becoming aware of the situation, Khabib Nurmagomedov post this on his official Twitter account:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) December 14, 2014