I'm not really concerned with who's ready, who's next. McGregor went on to say that the fight did not happen because "something came up". "I've been in the UFC for 10 years this year - it's been a long journey, a lot of fights".
And the names being bandied about?
Conor McGregor revealed that he nearly returned to UFC last month until "something came up".
Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos were supposed to fight back at UFC 196 before a foot injury forced RDA off the card.
Upon hearing the call out, Woodley took to Twitter and fired off some of his own shots at Covington and urged the UFC and UFC President Dana White to get his adversary ready for a fight. When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there. But The Champ was more interested in a "Money Fight" with the lightweight fighter Nate Diaz. I have everything that it takes to win Saturday night.More news: PM Narendra Modi praises Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's bold initiatives towards peace
The reigning welterweight king, who has been on the sidelines since having shoulder surgery, wants to defeat all his remaining challengers and move up a weight class.
Woodley hasn't fought in almost a year. After knocking out Lawler to win the title in July 2016, he fought to a majority draw in a title fight with Stephen Thompson, then won a majority decision against him in a rematch before beating Maia. I am looking for a 4th round TKO for Rafael Dos Anjos hopefully stopping the BS propelled hype train that is Colby Covington. "I'm not saying he's ducking me, but it looks like it. I'm a very competitive guy, and once I step inside the Octagon, I'm a cold-blooded fighter; I don't bring any emotions with me".
"I don't think this fight is going five rounds". Whoever they got for me to fight at this time, come get this work.
The top-10-ranked UFC strawweight contender rarely has a bad word to say about anyone, and throughout her career, she's avoided the kind of heated rivalries that are spurred on by words as much as action. "You have to face the challenges of your division". "RDA" said that talk isn't getting to him thanks in large part to his experience in the fight game.
And with the interim welterweight title in his sights and a potential title unification bout on the horizon later this year, claiming UFC gold for a second time and delivering another cold-blooded performance inside the cage is exactly what Dos Anjos intends to do this weekend. "I'm just happy to be fighting and performing at my best".