Yes, if you were in need of a story to drop your jaw or prompt you to spit coffee on your monitor, you’ve found it. According to reports the UFC plans to have Conor McGregor fight Rafael dos Anjos and Holly Holm take on Miesha Tate on March 5th.
The title fights will be the feature attractions for UFC 197, which will go down in Las Vegas.
News of the promotions plans were reported first by Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter. MMA Junkie has also confirmed with sources that the UFC is working on finalizing the fights.
Now the UFC hasn’t made any official announcement, but clearly, if this comes to pass, UFC 197 is going to be massive.
McGregor will be moving up as the featherweight champ to take on the reigning lightweight king in dos Anjos. That’s quite the backstory to a fight. Holm will be defending the bantamweight title for the first time since she took out Ronda Rousey, Tate’s biggest rival.