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CONFIRMED - Conor McGregor will fight for a second UFC world belt against Rafael dos Anjos

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor could be a dual-weight title holder by St Patrick's Day after it was confirmed he will fight for the UFC lightweight title on March 5 against Rafael dos Anjos.

The Crumlin mixed martial artist had the option of a rematch against Jose Aldo, a featherweight defence against Frankie Edgar or a meeting with Dos Anjos and the Dubliner chose the latter.

It will mean a three-month turnaround for McGregor after his 13-second KO victory over Aldo last month.

“FINALLY! I felt like Joey in Friends with all these secrets. Time to make history,” McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh tweeted.

‘The Notorious’ fighter McGregor took to Facebook to mark the announcement.

“Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision,” he wrote.

“Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.

“He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land.

“Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to "behead the 'American Gringo' Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!"

“Viva la Brasil!

OFFICIAL FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.March 5th....

Posted by Conor McGregor on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

“See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!

“The King returns!”

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