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Rafael dos Anjos wants his first title defense to be against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Newly crowned UFC Welterweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos, who stomped out Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 last month and is patiently waiting to see who he will be fighting next. Donald Cerrone is set to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 187 next month and the winner of that fight will receive a title shot.

“I think Khabib (Nurmagomedov) has a tough task,” dos Anjos said. “(Donald) Cerrone is a tough guy. I fought them both, and I know Cerrone is a tough fight for anyone. He’s a great fighter. But I don’t know how Khabib is going to do with that. He’s had to train through injuries, and he hasn’t fought in a while.

“Cerrone has been fighting a lot. So it’s going to be a good fight. I want Khabib to win because I would love to fight him again.”

UFC 187 goes down on May 23 from Las Vegas a the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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