McGregor to contest UFC lightweight belt against Rafael Dos Anjos on March 5th
Conor McGregor will attempt to become a two-weight champion at UFC 197 as he takes on Rafael Dos Anjos in Las Vegas on the 5th of March.
McGregor’s Facebook page says the delay in announcing the fight was down to Conor being “busy counting the take from his last fight”.
The post reads:
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!
UFC 197 will see Holly Holm take on Miesha Tate for the UFC woman’s bantamweight title while McGregor takes on Dos Anjos for the lightweight belt.
If he beats Dos Anjos McGregor will be the first fighter in the UFC's history to hold two belts at the same time.