The UFC found a replacement for injured Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196.
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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.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 23, 2016
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.
Anthony Pettis' coach says he's asking for McGregor fight, too https://t.co/i0jbRXTcoh
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 23, 2016
The trash talking started long ago between these two.
He's going to have to get on his knees and beg…
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) February 23, 2016