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Rafael dos Anjos out of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor with injury

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The current UFC Lightweight Champion has pulled out of the much anticipated super fight with an injury.

With just 11 days left until UFC 196, UFC lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of the main event fight against Conor McGregor. MMAFighting.com reported that dos Anjos removed himself from the fight due to a foot injury.

The UFC will look to replace dos Anjos with another fighter in order to keep McGregor on the PPV card. It is the fourth time that McGregor has dealt with an opponent change, the most notable time being at UFC 189 when Chad Mendes stepped in for an injured Jose Aldo.

As far as a replacement, Ariel Helwani has confirmed that UFC featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar won't be able to take the fight on short notice.

One possible replacement option that would both save the main event and build on a current rivalry would be a match-up with Donald Cerrone. Although Cerrone is coming off of a fight this past weekend,he has spoken to the UFC about coming back quickly to fight on the UFC 196 card.

Ariel Helwani confirmed that Cerrone's team is interested in stepping in for the injured dos Anjos.