UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is out of his scheduled UFC 196 fight with Conor McGregor with a broken foot. Ali Abdelaziz, dos Anjos’ manager, recently revealed to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that the injury occurred during a sparring session last Friday.
“He threw a kick and the guy he was sparring with checked the kick,” Abdelaziz said. “It hurt a little, but he continued to spar. After that, it began swelling badly and I called the UFC. They sent him to a doctor who said it’s broken.”
Nate Diaz will be replacing Dos Anjos at UFC 196 on March 5th to face McGregor in the main event.