Let's face it, it was to be expected that more than a few of Conor McGregor's peers were going to have something to say once the announcement of his rematch with Nate Diaz became official. It was also almost a guarantee that whatever was said, was going to be negative.
So it's no surprise them, when the man that was originallysupposed to fight McGregor at UFC 196, Rafael dos Anjos, took to Twitter to vent about the rematch.
Along with the announcement of the McGregor-Diaz rematch at UFC 200, it was also announced that Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar would face one another to determine who would be the interim featherweight champion, a move that's a little bit of a slap in the face to the two guys that have been not-so-patiently waiting for McGregor to return to 145lbs.
McGregor left the featherweight division behind earlier this year to chase down his multi-divisional, belt domination dream.
UFC President, Dana White, stated on Wednesday night on ESPN that, regardless of the outcome of McGregor's rematch with Diaz, McGregor will face the winner of the Aldo-Edgar fight to determine who the true featherweight champion is.
Dos Anjos was slated to fight McGregor at UFC 196 for the lightweight championship, but dos Anjos had to pull out of the match due to a broken foot. Nate Diaz stepped in instead and despite a horrible beat down from McGregor in the first round, came back in the second round and submitted the Irishman in a rear-naked choke hold.
Neither the fight with Diaz at UFC 196, or the rematch at UFC 200 will be for any kind of title. Which kind of makes their pseudo-rivalry all "for funsies."