Conor McGregor fell to Nate Diaz last week at UFC 196, but it was not originally the plan for the featherweight champion to fight the Californian at 170 pounds. McGregor was originally scheduled to take on Rafael Dos Anjos for the lightweight title, but Dos Anjos was forced to pull out of the fight on two weeks’ notice due to a broken foot.
There were many parallels made between RDA and José Aldo, who also pulled out of a fight with McGregor on similar notice. When Aldo did get into the octagon, the Notorious made light work of him.
In this parody video put together by Craziest Sports Fights, the lightweight champion is having nightmares about McGregor, and they get so bad that he decides to intentionally break his foot so that he is unable to fight.
Rafael Dos Anjos was having some fairly crazy dreams before he had to pull out of his fight with Conor McGregor!!!
Posted by Craziest Sports Fights on Dé Sathairn, 12 Márta 2016
Dos Anjos texted the former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who had broken Anderson Silva’s leg by checking a kick, but the American was unavailable, so RDA had to take matters into his own hands.
It’s all just a bit of fun, and it makes for an amusing parody.
McGregor is now expected to return to featherweight for UFC 200, but a fight at 155lb is not out of the question, and we could see the Irishman face Dos Anjos before the end of the year.