So, if this is correct, the main event for UFC 196 may still be up in the air. Or president Dana White may change the card and put Holly Holm and Meisha Tate for the women’s bantamweight championship as the main card.
McGregor was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos, before dos Anjos had to back out this morning after suffering a broken foot. McGregor was supposed to go up 10 pounds in order to face dos Anjos.
“Sorry to all my real fans and @ufc, I never cancel any fight due to injury but accidents happen,” dos Anjos wrote on Twitter.
According to BJPenn.com, “Given that McGregor was already going up 10 pounds to fight Rafael dos Anjos, the UFC doesn’t want to see McGregor fight at a catchweight bout of 165 pounds. In addition, the UFC’s offer isn’t worth Diaz dropping to 155 pounds in less than two weeks.”
McGregor is 19-2 all-time, and he’s been fighting at the 145-pound, featherweight class. The SBG Ireland association fighter defeated Jose Aldo in the first round on Dec. 12, just 13 seconds into the fight.