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Rafael dos Anjos: Conor McGregor 'exposed' by Chad Mendes, gets destroyed at lightweight

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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues to tease an eventual move to lightweight, once he's done with reigning 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo, who is expected to come off the injured reserves later this year.

Allow 155-pound titleholder Rafael dos Anjos (via MMA Fighting) to roll out the red carpet:

"I would love if he comes to lightweight, it would be easy money to beat that guy up. I'd be happy if he comes to lightweight, to welcome him to the division, even in Ireland. It's hard to say how the fight would be, but it would be aggressive, heavy hands, and he wouldn't handle it. This guy has no chance. Aldo would destroy him. If Chad Mendes was in shape, he would have destroyed him, he showed that. He walked right next to me and he's too small, he looked like a chicken. Chad Mendes is strong, but McGregor has no chances. That fight really exposed who he really is. I believe McGregor is not even close to the top five of the division."

Blame the takedowns.

While Aldo and McGregor settle their score at featherweight, Dos Anjos will finish his kneehab and put his strap on the line against top division contender Donald Cerrone, who's riding the pine (not by choice) until the Brazilian makes his Octagon return in December.

And who knows, the way things shake out, perhaps we can get "Cowboy" vs. McGregor instead.