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Rafael dos Anjos responds to Colby Covington's call out

18 December, 2017, 03:19 | Author: John Swanson
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After dos Anjos worked his way to a clear cut, unanimous decision win over Lawler at UFC on FOX 26, Colby Covington called out the former lightweight champ.

But the next man in line is welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who recently chose to undergo shoulder surgery and take some time out on the sidelines. "He's beat nobody. He beat Demian Maia, but he looked really bad when he fought Demian, and I have no comments on that guy". I saw a ton of openings for myself (in that fight). RDA had a great moment, he went out there, he did his job. Dos Anjos did his best work from inside the clinch as he continuously punished Lawler to the head and body, wearing him down round after round.

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"I have no comments about that guy, man", dos Anjos said (h/t MMAJunkie.com). "Robbie Lawler is a very risky opponent and he's knocked out so many different people, but just being honest and keeping it 100 percent, I'm the champion for a reason". For me, I'm just blessed. I think with me, he's got to worry about everywhere.

The main event matchup between Lawler and Dos Anjos was very close on paper, which is why the fight was worth an extra 120 points.

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With current division kingpin Tyron Woodley sidelined following surgery, Covington believes he should meet dos Anjos for the interim title - and he's willing to do it in the Brazilian's backyard.

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