Dos Anjos still open to facing McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has revealed that he is still interested in facing featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

After winning the featherweight title at UFC 194 on December 12, McGregor wanted to take on Dos Anjos in a lightweight title fight.

The Irishman and Brazilian were supposed to meet at UFC 196 on March 5, but Dos Anjos had to pull out after breaking his foot. Nate Diaz was named as Dos Anjos’ replacement and shocked the UFC community when he ended McGregor’s undefeated streak by making him submit in the second round.

While Dos Anjos is open to the idea of fighting McGregor in the future, he also admitted that he may look to move up to the welterweight division and challenge champion Robbie Lawler.

“In the future, I want to have super-fights. I want to go to the weight class above,” he told Combate. “It [can be] Conor or it can be anyone. I‘ve been wanting to have two belts , why not? This is something that already goes through my head. I fought in 77 kg and is something I will do in the future.”

Even though Dos Anjos is on the hunt for a super-fight, he will first have to focus on his upcoming lightweight title bout against Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7.