Rafael dos Anjos was supposed to headline UFC 196 against “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, injured his foot while training at Kings MMA, and his head coach Rafael Cordeiro explained to MMAFighting.com how he got hurt.
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“Unfortunately, an injury happened in his last training Friday” Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com “We were sparring, and Rafael threw a kick at the knee of the kid that was training with him. He immediately stopped kicking, put his foot on the ground, and felt a little pain. He put some ice, and couldn’t walk normally.
“He put more ice during the weekend to see if he would be able to train on Monday. On Monday, he contacted the UFC and said what happened. He asked to visit the UFC’s doctor, and they showed the fracture.”
“It was meant to happen, it was a misfortune. Unfortunately, it’s a full contact sport and (injuries) happens,” Cordeiro said. “We have to think about what’s next, what will happen, and how long it will take for him to recover. It will take at least three weeks until he’s able to train again, and then we will know when he will be able to fight again, so we can reschedule the fight without any problem.”
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) February 24, 2016