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Dana White: I don't see how Conor McGregor beats an 'animal' like Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196

Blame the phantom rift.

If Conor McGregor was miffed because former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was betting on Rafael dos Anjos, just imagine his reaction to promotion president Dana White siding with the Brazilian "animal."

"I don't see how he wins this fight," White told At The Buzzer. "This guy's moving up to 155 to take on an animal who destroyed 'Cowboy' Cerrone, destroyed Anthony Pettis, and this isn't like boxing where you move up two or three pounds. You move up 15 pounds."

MMA math?

McGregor is the reigning UFC featherweight champion (145 pounds) and will be eating lots of steak to meet Dos Anjos -- the current lightweight kingpin -- at 155 pounds. They'll do the deed in the five-round main event of next month's UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza (poster).

When and where?

March 5, 2016 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (full fight card here), which is anchored by the women's bantamweight title fight pitting Miesha Tate against champion Holly Holm, who faced similar criticism when she battled (and eventually upset) Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

That said, not everyone is on board with White's scouting report.

T-minus four weeks!

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