Rafael dos Anjos vs Conor McGregor at UFC 196 off after Brazilian's injury

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With under two weeks to go until UFC 196, Brazilian fighter Rafael Dos Anjos has pulled out of his fight against Conor McGregor.

As reported by numerous publications, including the Daily Mirror, the UFC lightweight title fight has had to be postponed after Dos Anjos suffered a broken foot in training for the March 5 meeting.

The UFC, who are yet to confirm the report, are said to be currently searching for an opponent to step in and face McGregor but nothing has been agreed upon at this stage.


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Instead, with the reigning featherweight title holder now out injured for an indeterminate amount of time, the UFC's biggest star will have to make adjustments to prepare for a completely different opponent, or sit out the event altogether.

That scenario is very unlikely, however, and McGregor himself is no stranger to seeing opponents drop out at short notice.

A change of fighter has occurred in no less than four of the Irishman's bouts in the past, and he famously had to fight Chad Mendes at UFC 189 after Jose Aldo was forced out through injury.

Neither Dos Anjos or McGregor have commented publicly on the news at the time of writing, but, considering his reputation, you can expect the reigning featherweight champion to have a few things to say when he does.

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