UFC 264 substitute Rafael dos Anjos had a verbal altercation with Conor McGregor. The two men apostrophed after the weigh-in and seemed ready to do battle.
Present at the weigh-in of UFC 264, Rafael dos Anjos is only the replacement for the main event scheduled for the night of this Saturday to Sunday. That didn’t stop him from hanging on with Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier’s opponent for the event scheduled at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Even if the 36-year-old Brazilian assures that the clash was caused by the 32-year-old Irish star.
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After the weigh-in, the cameras of BT Sport were at the forefront of the dispute between the two men. The images show Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos insulting each other and even insulting each other with “f *** you” shots covered by censorship beeps on English television. It also turns out that staff members had to intervene to prevent the situation from degenerating.
“It’s when he wants!”
“You cracked, man. Don’t forget it, little rat”, notably blurted out Conor McGregor. “It’s when he wants! We can fight here, I don’t give a fuck,” Rafael dos Anjos replied.
The latter wrote shortly after in a tweet: “Conor, you really are a snake. You sneak up and then get strong. Sooner or later, we’ll settle our case. I’m not like the ones you got there. ‘used to patronize. “
They should have faced each other in 2016
Originally, Conor McGregor obviously referred to UFC 196 which took place in 2016. At the time, The Notorious is supposed to challenge Rafael dos Anjos. But the latter was forced to forfeit and give way to Nate Diaz, who won.
The initial fight could have come later, except that Rafael dos Anjos lost his lightweight belt soon after. A setback that Conor McGregor who, beyond the annoyance of not having had the opportunity to recover this title earlier, gives him room to chamber the person concerned before refocusing on the very lucrative third act against Dustin Pear tree.
This fight was also started behind the scenes, Conor McGregor having allowed himself to threaten and try to hit his rival in a tense face-to-face press conference.