Rafael dos Anjos has heard all the complaints regarding his move to the No. 1 contender role at lightweight.
Technically, dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov are tied for that top spot, but UFC president Dana White declared dos Anjos as the next challenger to Anthony Pettis’ reign. Earlier this year, Nurmagomedov claimed a decision over “RDA.”
Upon hearing the talk, dos Anjos took to Twitter to state his case for his ranking. Since the loss, he has won three straight, including a win over Nate Diaz.
The reason that I'm number#1 contender and next to fight for the title is that I'm a active fighter, I've fought 4 times in 8 months, I have 17 UFC fights and I'm so blessed to dont have any serious injury and in 2015 I'll have my belt||—->>> O motivo que eu sou numero#1 contender é que já estou no UFC a 6 anos, tenho 17lutas na organização, lutei 4 vezes em 8 meses e já ganhei dos melhores e graças a Deus sou abençoado de não ter nenhuma lesão séria. Não cai de pára-quedas nisso não, já To nessa estrada a bastante tempo e em 2015 essa cinta vai ser minha!