How would you react if your chance at making history was ripped from your grasp at the last minute? Well Dana White told Conor McGregor earlier today that Rafael dos Anjos had broken his foot and was out of the UFC 196 main event for the lightweight title.
“When we told Conor, he said, ‘Come on! This [expletive] guy! Oh my God! He’s pulling out?’ ” White told Kevin Iole. “But when we went through the options, he said he’d fight any of them.
“I swear to God, he said, ‘I’ll fight anyone.’ He just doesn’t give a [expletive]. People talk about this strained relationship between us and Conor, and he has a different style than I’ve ever seen, but I have never seen anyone like Conor. The closest was Chuck Liddell, but we’ve never had one like Conor. You think he’s not hurt? But when he says he’s going to fight, he’s going to fight no matter what.”
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