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What The MMA World Is Saying About Dos Anjos Pulling Out Of UFC 196

What The MMA World Is Saying About Dos Anjos Pulling Out Of UFC 196
By Gavin Cooney
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Incredibly, it has happened again.

Eight months after Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of a scheduled fight with Conor McGregor just 12 days before UFC 189, history has repeated itself as Rafael Dos Anjos has broken his foot 11 days before UFC 196.

The news was analysed on today's edition of our daily sports podcast, The Racket:

It is the fourth time in eight UFC fights that McGregor has had a change in opponent.

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Most remarkably, it is the tenth change to a main event or co-main event on a UFC card in 2016.

The news was broken by Brazilian journalist Ana Hissa:

Here is some of the reaction to a bitter twist of fate for UFC 196:

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It is reported that the UFC will seek an alternative opponent for McGregor to headline an otherwise uninspiring UFC 196 card. The early favourite is believed to be Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, who only recently made his debut at welterweight. Other possible opponents discussed are Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis.

One man McGregor will not be facing is Frankie Edgar, who is currently injured.

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

See Also: Worst Fears Realised As McGregor Vs Dos Anjos Is Off

 

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