Rafael dos Anjos is ready for a title shot.
After it was announced that he will meet Nate Diaz in his next contests on December 13, the fighter says he was surprised when the UFC offered him the fight.
“I was a little surprised (when they offer me the Diaz fight),” dos Anjos told MMAFighting.com, “But the title fight is already scheduled, Khabib (Nurmagomedov) is injured, (Donald) Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez are set to fight. Everybody is scheduled to fight, so Nate Diaz is back. He’s a tough fighter who fought for the title already, and he has a good name, so I think it’s a good fight for me.”
Part of the UFC’s stacked lightweight division, dos Anjos hopes to be fight for for the title after he finishes Diaz a week after Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez.
“I think so. I hope so,” he said. “Khabib is out with an injury, Melendez is fighting for the title now, and I’ve beaten Cerrone already. Alvarez got to the UFC now and makes no sense to have him fighting for the title if he beats Cerrone. I think I should have the next title shot.”
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