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Rafael dos Anjos is arguably one of the most experienced Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts in MMA today. True, he may only have eight submissions out of 32 professional fights, but's still legit.

So when Conor McGregor boasted about his newly acquired brown belt (one belt below the black level) through his long-time coach, John Kabanagh, Dos Anjos couldn't help but take to Instagram to poke fun at the Irishman.

"Brown belt and don't know how to tie the belt, what a joke," posted dos Anjos.

Dos Anjos was originally supposed to fight McGregor at UFC 196, but pulled out due to a broken foot. The lightweight title was going to be McGregor's next stop on his multi-divisional, multi-belt domination plan. That plan was put to rest thanks to dos Anjos' replacement, Nate Diaz.

McGregor is not exactly known for his ground game. When he fought Diaz at UFC 196, the latter fighter submitted McGregor by a rear-naked choke early in the second round.

Dos Anjos, training under coach Rafael Corderiro in Huntington Beach, will once again defend his title when he faces Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7 in Las Vegas and the MGM Grand.

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