Rafael Dos Anjos was serving as the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The fight had an anticlimactic ending as Conor broke his foot in the very first round, and Dustin was declared as the winner, even though Conor sustained an injury Dos Anjos wasn’t impressed by what he saw.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Dos Anjos said, “I don’t believe in karma. I don’t want anything bad for him, I wish him a speedy recovery, but I had to do that. I had to do that. People are still making fun with my injury. That’s what’s bugging me a lot, because people make fun of somebody’s injury. I didn’t make fun of his injury.”
“Even Friday at the weigh-ins, he said, ‘Hey, you ducked me with a sore foot. He said the same thing on Friday too, that Dustin Poirier would leave the cage on a stretcher, and look how things happened. He left on a stretcher with a broken foot. So, he getting his own thing. He’s tasting his own venom and his own medicine and that’s it. I wish him a speedy recovery, but that’s what he got by talking too much,” said Dos Anjos (h/t MMAJunkie.com)
“It would look way worse,” Rafael Dos Anjos thinks Conor McGregor is lucky he didn’t get the chance to fight him
Dos Anjos thinks Dustin was dominating Conor in the first round, and things would have been way worse had he been in there with Conor. “It would look way worse,” dos Anjos said. “I think my ground game is way more powerful than Poirier’s. It would be way different. Conor, he looked so sloppy, he looked so small. I met him at the weigh-in day and we had a small altercation in the back room and he looks so small. He looks like a little boy. I would smash that guy.”
He added, “I just showed because it’s a combat sport, we punch each other not only in the fight, but in training as well. I broke my foot. I was in a cast for six weeks and this guy made fun of me. All his fans, all his supporters making fun of me for years. Now he tastes his own medicine.” (h/t MMAJunkie.com)