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Rafael dos Anjos on final fight of UFC contract — ‘We have to see if they want to re-sign me’

UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos v Chiesa Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, has just one fight remaining on his current contract and as of this writing, has yet to re-sign with the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

Dos Anjos (29-13) has dropped four of his last five.

“I’m going for the last fight in my contract with the UFC, so we have to see if the UFC wants to re-sign me,” Dos Anjos told MMA Fighting. “It’s a bunch of things. I have a great relationship with Dana White, I have almost 30 fights in the organization, and I would like to re-sign with the UFC. That’s what I want, but it’s not only up to me, it’s up to them as well, if they want to re-sign me.”

The Brazilian turns 36 in October.

Despite his recent struggles, the well-traveled Dos Anjos is still ranked in the Top 10 at 170 pounds. His current wishlist, in terms of future opponents, includes Anthony Pettis, Stephen Thompson, and even Santiago Ponzinibbio.

If not, there’s always that Eddie Alvarez rematch in ONE Championship.

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