It was more than four years that had to pass for Rafael dos Anjos returned to 155 pounds, being one of the best of UFC. The former lightweight champion defeated by split decision at Paul felder at UFC Vegas 14, so he starts thinking big for his immediate future. Anyway, apart from wanting to show his quality against Conor McGregor, the Brazilian explained the reasons why he accepted the fight with the American.
“I heard that if this fight didn’t happen, they would probably have to cancel the show. I thought about my fellow friends, my fellow wrestlers, and it’s not fair to me – if I don’t take this fight, nobody gets payday. I felt bad about it. I thought whoever [presenten]I’ll take the fight I just want to fight. I just want to get the job done and get the victory. I was able to do it tonight, ”the South American began by explaining.
On the other hand, Raphael He also recounted: “I rose to become champion again. Everything I do in life, I try to be the best at it. When I moved up to welterweight, I had a good chance. I won three fights in a row. I beat the former champion. I fought for the title. I didn’t win, but now I’m back at lightweight and I want to fight for the belt. The belt is my goal, and whoever takes me to the belt.
“I feel like in this top five, the fighters are playing very strategically. People don’t want to fight because they want someone else to fight to see what the results are going to be. I do not like that. I’m an old school guy, and everyone fought everyone back in the day. I feel like guys these days play strategically. We will see how things develop ”, highlighted the Brazilian.
Wants to go for more
“I’m going to raise my hand on November 14 and then aim for the title. This coming fight won’t be easy, but I know I will win. There’s no way that won’t happen. I’m ready for what comes next. I feel very good now. I am older now. Back then, when I was champion, I was 31 years old. I am 36 years old, but I feel that I am losing less weight, “he said. Rafael dos Anjos, before the main event at UFC Vegas 14.