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Rafael dos Anjos Wants UFC Lightweight Title Fight

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UFC Lightweight fighter Rafael dos Anjos recently spoke to MMAJunkie and gave the reasons he believes that he should be challenging for the division’s belt.

‘Of course, I want to fight for the title,’ Rafael dos Anjos stated during the interview. “So if that title’s vacant, since the champion retired, I was the last guy, me and Conor. We were the last guys to have the real belt. All the other guys, they were all interim champion. We were the real champions.”

Rafael dos Anjos on Lightweight Division

“So being a real champion, like linear champion, I think, man, the fight with Dustin would make sense” dos Anjos continued. “I know there’s some guys ahead of me in the rankings, but whatever. I’ll be ready. I’ll make sure I’m ready if something happens, somebody gets hurt, I’ll make sure I get my body ready, and be ready to go, and take on any opportunity that appears to me.”

Rafael dos Anjos is currently ranked #7 in the Lightweight division. Names such as Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira and even Conor McGregor sit above him right now; so it will be difficult for dos Anjos to get himself a title match at this time.

credit MMANews for the transcription

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