Early Tuesday morning it was reported that dos Anjos, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, suffered a broken foot in training for his UFC 196 bout vs. McGregor. The injury will keep him sidelined through March, but his most recent opponent appears ready.
Cerrone is coming off a first round finish of Alex Oliveira this past weekend, and has made it known he would relish the opportunity to face McGregor, who currently holds the UFC featherweight strap.
— JacksonWinkMMA (@JacksonWinkMMA) February 23, 2016
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Cerrone is willing to step in and fight, as well:
Confirmed RDA is off 196. Cerrone's manager says he's asked for it. He weighs 174. Would "get down as much as he could." That's one option.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 23, 2016