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Nate Diaz replaces injured Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196

The UFC found a replacement for injured Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196.

Nate Diaz (19-10-0) will battle Conor McGregor (19-2-0) in the main event.

Lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos (25-7-0)  suffered a broken foot, leaving the UFC scrambling earlier today to find a substitute.

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UFC 196 is March 5th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The co-main event is Holly Holm defending her women’s bantamweight crown against challenger Miesha Tate. The winner likely defends against former champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 200.

It was reported former featherweight champion Jose Aldo was offered the replacement spot, but declined. Uriah Faber, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis were among the others who threw their hats in.

The trash talking started long ago between these two.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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