Rafael dos Anjos set to defend his belt after backing out of Conor McGregor fight

An injured foot required Rafael dos Anjos to bail from his lightweight title defense against Conor McGregor, setting up for the epic submission by Nate Diaz.

The heavy-handed champ will be part of a huge week leading up to UFC 200, where dos Anjos eyes a title defense against Eddie Alvarez:

Alvarez (27-4), a former Bellator champ, lost his debut bout in UFC before rattling off back-to-back wins. Dos Anjos (25-7) is on a five-win streak, with his latest victory coming at the hands of a 66-second TKO of Donald Cerrone.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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