Once again the injury epidemic in the UFC has claimed Connor Mcgregor as victim to pull away his title shot at Lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. Reports are coming in that Dos Anjos has injured his foot while in camp and now has to pull out of the UFC 196 headline slot. But who’s going to fill his shoe’s? Nearly every fighter in the UFC looking for a big pay day would jump at the opportunity but who is the most likely to get a shot?
Now Frankie Edgar is the guy everyone would probably agree should get the fight, after impressing in his last few outings, especially with a quick knockout of Chad Mendes. But unfortunately there are a few factors working against him. Firstly, it’s most likely that Mcgregor will be set up to fight a lightweight for an interim championship, rather than a featherweight. Also there are reports that Edgar is dealing with a slight injury, and won’t be able to take the fight on 11 days notice. Better luck next time Frankie.
Jose Aldo, the people is his camp and basically anyone who’s ever supported him were very quick to throw his hat into the ring for this fight. Again weight will be an issue here but also, Aldo should really recognize that he got knocked cold last time out against Mcgregor and should probably consider more time off.
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
‘Cowboy; is a fan favorite and is known for 2 things. Taking fights on short notice and wanting a piece of Mcgregor. The problem for ‘Cowboy’ he fought just this weekend gone, and won impressively early in the first round, by triangle choke. It’s a maybe, if the state commission will let him fight again so early is the real question. Should they? Maybe not.
If anyone at the UFC has any kind of sense this is the fight that has to happen. Not even just for the fact Nate Diaz has been so impressive of late, it will save the PPV. You think the next 11 days the world media never mind just MMA people, will be hanging off every word either guy has got to say. As really both being great fighters, are 2 of the greatest shit talkers ever. This is the fight many taught should have happened first anyway and then Mcgregor get the title shot.
So those are just some of the contenders, leave in the comments who you think it should or let us know did we miss anyone.
Update; Mcgregor is set to face Nate Diaz in a five round welterweight (170 pound) fight at UFC 196. Ensue one of the greatest verbal battles were likely to witness.