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UFC 197: Conor McGregor trashes Rafael dos Anjos instantly, vows to 'behead' Brazilian 'traitor'

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It didn't take long for Conor McGregor to begin his verbal assault on Rafael dos Anjos after their much-anticipated Lightweight title fight was made official for UFC 197, which will take place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 5, 2016.

Full details here.

"Notorious" immediately took to Facebook to declare war on the Brazilian, saying he was going to behead him on behalf of his countrymen for betraying them by moving to the United States.

He also cited the slight delay in announcing the fight on the fact that he was busy counting the till from his UFC 194 title fight against Jose Aldo in which he dethroned the long-time Featherweight champion in a mere 13 seconds.

Check out his full rant below:

Conor /RDA

OFFICIAL FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.

March 5th.

MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

LIVE ON PPV.

This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. 'McGregor is the Game.'

Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision.

Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.

He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land.

Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to "behead the 'American Gringo' Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!"

Viva la Brasil!

See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!

The King returns!

Dos Anjos made quick work of his last opponent, as well, demolishing Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC on FOX 17 in 66 seconds just last month (video replay here). Now, he'll have a bigger task ahead, as he'll face perhaps the hottest fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) at the moment, as the Irishman is on a 15-fight win streak and seems to have all of Zuffa's promotional muscle behind him.

If that 155-pound championship fight wasn't enough to get your blood pumping, women's Bantamweight title holder Holly Holm will defend her strap for the first time against Miesha Tate in the co-main event of the evening.

"Red panties night" indeed!