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Conor McGregor vs Rafael dos Anjos interim welterweight title fight booked for UFC 224 prior to ‘Notorious’ bus attack

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder, Conor McGregor, was in talks to compete for a third division title by returning to the 170-pound weight class to settle his unfinished business against Rafael dos Anjos at the UFC 224 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Brazil.

Straight from the horse’s mouth back:

“Made it to number four on the Forbes list this year,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “If I had fought on the agreed May 12 bout in Rio de Janeiro, I would have surpassed (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi to take second place.”

The idling Irishman is bragging about this list showcasing the world’s richest athletes while referencing the Dos Anjos bout previously reported by MMA Fighting.

Unfortunately for McGregor, his little meltdown earlier this year in Brooklyn put the kibosh on future fights until his next court appearance later this month. Dos Anjos, who was supposed to face “Notorious” at UFC 197 before injuring his “sore vagina”, moves on to fight Colby Covington at UFC 225 this weekend in Chicago.

Sigh ... add it to the list of “what coulda been.”