Conor McGregor has fired the first shots at Rafael dos Anjos following the official announcement of their UFC 197 bout. After taking out dos Anjos’ fellow-Brazilian Jose Aldo at UFC 194, McGregor’s now trying to bring Brazilian fans to his side by painting the UFC Lightweight Champion as a “traitor” due to him now residing and training in the U.S.
In an entertaining Facebook post after the UFC made the fight official on Tuesday, McGregor made his own “announcement”:
OFFICIAL FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
LIVE ON PPV.
This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. ‘McGregor is the Game.’
Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision.
Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.
He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land.
Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to “behead the ‘American Gringo’ Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!”
Viva la Brasil!
See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!
The King returns!
That Lightweight Championship fight headlines the March 5 pay-per-view event, which will also feature the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.
Penick’s Analysis: It’s been said before, but bears repeating – it’s McGregor’s world, and we’re just living in it. Expect more and more from the Irishman as he will likely talk circles around dos Anjos for the next month and a half. Actually taking out the Brazilian Lightweight Champ might be a different story, but the road there will be entertaining.
[Photo (c) Gary A. Vasquez via USA Today Sports]
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