Rafael Dos Anjos expected to be backup for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 at UFC 264


Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos might be the backup for the crucial trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 264

The UFC had been planning to have a backup lined up for the McGregor-Poirier trilogy for quite a long time.

However, the fighters have been hale and healthy, and knock on wood, there is not a chance that the pair wouldn’t faceoff, come this weekend.

Conor McGregor Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor faceoff at UFC 257

The latest development is that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is being expected to be the backup fighter for the high-voltage trilogy bout at UFC 264.

The news was first reported by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting who stated that Dos Anjos was spotted at a hotel in Las Vegas cutting weight. However, Martin claimed that no official announcement has been made about the same.

“Rafael Dos Anjos is in Las Vegas this week and he was seen at the fighter hotel cutting weight with his trainers. UFC never made any official announcement about a backup for McGregor vs. Poirier 3 but take that for what you will…”

Donald Trump set to be in attendance for UFC 264

Several celebrities are set to be in attendance for UFC 264 mega event. The most notable among them is the former US President Donald Trump.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the same to Aaron Bronsteter of TSN. Several other stars like Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr., Megan Fox, Kourtney Kardashian are also set to attend the event.

Bronsteter’s tweet read:

“45th U.S. President Donald Trump will be in attendance for UFC 264 this weekend per Dana White. As will Justin Bieber, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Durant, Odell Beckham Jr., Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, Mel Gibson, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker and many others.”

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