Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos officially clinched a title shot (which he would obviously take full advantage of) when he fought Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13 in December 2014. This was the famous "Nate is not a needle-mover" fight, a line from Dana White which was obviously on the money, as evidenced by Diaz's status today.
If we're going to be consistent with Conor McGregor's line of thinking that Nate Diaz was triple the size of him, RDA's victory is even more impressive when you consider that Diaz badly missed weight. This meant that Nate was arguably quadruple the size of dos Anjos, leading critics to question whether or not the fight should've been sanctioned in the first place. The UFC was forced to bring in the "Jumbo Cage" to accommodate Diaz's overwhelming size, which still left the puny dos Anjos with about 2-3 feet of cage to work with. Through all of this, RDA pummeled Diaz to win a lopsided unanimous decision, in one of the most physically improbable outcomes in the history of sports.
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RDA fights Tony Ferguson in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale (or UFC Fight Night 98, if you prefer) on Saturday, November 5th.