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Rafael dos Anjos Wants Robbie Lawler or Nick Diaz in Welterweight Debut

February 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Rafael dos Anjos spoke with MMAjunkie about his move up to welterweight and more. Some highlights are below:

On who he wants to face at welterweight: “I think Robbie Lawler is a good name and a fight that interests me. Nick Diaz. I think I can beat these guys for sure. Those are some of the names on my mind right now.”

On moving up to the weight class: “Welterweight is a different division, but I’m not fighting light at welterweight. Everything I want to do in my life, I want to be at the top. Now I’m at welterweight, and I want to fight the best guys.”

On wanting to fight in his hometown: “I want to fight in Brazil. I just heard about the show with (Max) Holloway and (Jose) Aldo (at UFC 212). My last fight in Rio was in 2007, and I would love to have a chance to fight in my hometown again.”

On a possible big-name fight in his welterweight debut: “I think I deserve it because of my history, because of what I did for the sport.”

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