Not long after his lightweight title bout against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197 became official, Conor McGregor had a colorful message regarding the matchup.
The recently crowned featherweight titlist took to Facebook to confirm the fight announcement via “McGregor Sports and Entertainment.” McGregor’s full post is as follows:
This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. 'McGregor is the Game.’
Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision.
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!
See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!
The King returns!
McGregor captured 145-pound gold with a 13-second knockout of longtime champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on Dec. 12. The Dublin native is 7-0 in the Octagon and has won 15 straight fights overall. McGregor has said that he wants to win and defend championships at both 145 and 155 pounds.
UFC 197 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and also includes a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view.