Shortly after Rafael dos Anjos got back on the winning track by submitting Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Fight Night 152 last Saturday night (May 18, 2018) in Rochester, N.Y. (highlights), Conor McGregor hopped online to throw shade at “RDA” for skipping out on their scheduled showdown a few years back for a simple “bruise.”
Of course, dos Anjos was forced out of their scheduled title fight at UFC 196 back in 2016 after an injury to his foot sent him to the sidelines, paving the way for Nate Diaz to step in and submit “Notorious.”
Not one to sit idle, dos Anjos took to social media to fire back at McGregor for stooping so low as to make fun of his injury.
That broken foot is my working tool.Making fun as a fellow fighter shows the person you r.Before sleep you wonder what life would’ve been if that fight happened and I made you eat that foot.Enjoy your fortune drinkin that brownwatercheapwhiskey without making fun of my misfortune https://t.co/ExIiBSH2IL— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) May 20, 2019
“That broken foot is my working tool. Making fun as a fellow fighter shows the person you r. Before sleep you wonder what life would’ve been if that fight happened and I made you eat that foot. Enjoy your fortune drinkin that brownwatercheapwhiskey without making fun of my misfortune”
“RDA” with the clap back!
It truly is out of character for dos Anjos to throw shade on social media, but passing up the chance to get caught up in an online rivalry with McGregor — and perhaps drum up some interest in the re-booking of the fight — was apparently something the Brazilian bomber couldn’t pass up.
McGregor hasn’t competed since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Oct. 2018, serving a six-month suspension courtesy of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). But, the fiery Irishman is gearing up for his much-anticipated return to action, which could come as early as this summer, according to UFC President Dana White.
Since Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, as well as Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis, are booked, the leading candidate for McGregor could be Justin Gaethje. If not, would you be interested in UFC revisiting McGregor vs. dos Anjos?