A former UFC opponent of Nate Diaz’s recently checked in on him via Twitter.
In December 2014, Diaz competed against future-UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, and it was a bruising match for Diaz. “RDA” tore the fighter up with brutal leg kicks throughout the three-round affair, winning a dominant unanimous decision during UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic.
Dos Anjos went on to win the 155-pound belt in his next fight.
Well, RDA decided to take a shot at his ex foe on December 18, 2021. It came in response to a tweet Diaz posted the day prior.
Diaz has been actively campaigning to the UFC for a fight in January 2022. He has one match left on his contract, and it appears he’ll fight it out and join the open market. And according to Diaz, his next fight won’t be against Conor McGregor, who will be out of action for the coming months while he rehabs a broken leg he suffered in July 2021.
“I’m not fighting Conor until his leg grows back and he beats some people so we know he can even fight still till then,” Diaz tweeted. “Can I get on January card @ufc. Thanks.”
Focusing on Diaz’s “leg grows back” comment, RDA pointed to how his fight went with Diaz. “Have your leg grow back since our last fight?” Dos Anjos tweeted.
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Dos Anjos Has Been Out of Action For a Year
In November 2020, RDA made his return to the lightweight division, and he notched a victory over “The Irish Dragon,” Paul Felder. The winner firmly reinstated dos Anjos back in the division’s top 10.
However, the former 155-pound champion has been out of action ever since. He was supposed to compete at UFC 267 on October 30, 2021, against Islam Makhachev, but the Brazilian dropped out of the fight due to injury.
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UFC Fight Night 199 Results
The UFC’s final event of the year took place on December 18, 2021. Here are the results for UFC Fight Night 199:
Heavyweight Bout: Derrick Lewis def. Chris Daukaus via first-round KO
Welterweight Bout: Belal Muhammad def. Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–26, 30–26)
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Amanda Lemos def. Angela Hill via split decision (28–29, 30–27, 29–28)
Bantamweight Bout: Ricky Simon def. Raphael Assuncao via second-round KO
Lightweight Bout: Mateusz Gamrot def. Carlos Diego Ferreira via second-round TKO
Featherweight Bout: Cub Swanson def. Darren Elkins via first-round TKO
Middleweight Bout: Gerald Meerschaert def. Dustin Stoltzfus via third-round rear-naked choke
267-Pound Catchweight Bout: Justin Tafa def. Harry Hunsucker via first-round KO
127.5-Pound Catchweight Bout: Melissa Gatto def. Sijara Eubanks via third-round TKO
Featherweight Bout: Charles Jourdain def. Andre Ewell via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 29–27)
148.5-Pound Catchweight Bout: Raquel Pennington def. Macy Chiasson via second-round guillotine choke
Heavyweight Bout: Don’Tale Mayes def. Josh Parisian via third-round TKO
Lightweight Bout: Jordan Leavitt def. Matt Sayles via second-round inverted triangle choke
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