twitter google

UFC 196: Dos Anjos-McGregor Called Off

ufc 196

An injury to Rafael dos Anjos has caused major commotion Tuesday morning.

Multiple reports are indicating the UFC lightweight champion will not make UFC 196 this March 5 to defend his title against Conor McGregor. Officials are looking at replacements at this moment.

McGregor, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, was pushing to join Randy Couture and BJ Penn as the only two-division champions in UFC history. Neither Couture or Penn, though, wore both titles at the same time.

Last December, dos Anjos successfully defended his belt vs. Donald Cerrone and McGregor won the unified title with a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo.

Currently, the UFC 196 card includes Miesha Tate challenging Holly Holm for the bantamweight belt.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen

Event Date: January 21, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani

Event Date: January 27, 2017
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena

Event Date: January 28, 2017
Broadcast: Fox

UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie

Event Date: February 4, 2017
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 208: Holm Vs. De Randamie

Event Date: February 11, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione

Event Date: February 18, 2017
Broadcast: Spike