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Two Possible Alternatives Have Emerged As Opponents For Conor McGregor At UFC 196

Two Possible Alternatives Have Emerged As Opponents For Conor McGregor At UFC 196
By PJ Browne
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Rafael dos Anjos is out of his UFC 196 title fight with Conor McGregor in 11 days time.

According to reports, the Brazilian has a broken foot.

This is a remarkably similar situation to what McGregor went through back in July when Jose Aldo pulled out with a rib injury. Back then, Chad Mendes stepped in on 12 days notice to fight for the interim featherweight title.

Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate is the co-main event for UFC 196, a fight which would likely be unable to carry a pay-per-view event on its own.

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Alternatives have already emerged as opponents for McGregor.

According to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, who just this weekend made his debut at welterweight, is interested in taking the fight.

Brandon Gibson, a coach at Cerrone's gym, tweeted that the 32-year-old American would certainly be up for the fight.

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Another possible opponent is Nate Diaz.

Frankie Edgar has also been mentioned. However, the 34-year-old American is injured.

Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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