Conor McGregor UFC 196 Opponent Rafael Dos Anjos Pulls Out With Foot Injury

Conor McGregor will have to find a new opponent for UFC 196.
Conor McGregor at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, December 12, 2015. McGregor's UFC 196 opponent Rafael Dos Anjos has pulled out of their bout with injury. Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Conor McGregor's UFC 196 opponent Rafael Dos Anjos has pulled out of their lightweight title bout with a broken foot, according to reports.

MMAFighting.com reported that Brazilian Dos Anjos suffered the injury late last week, forcing him to withdraw from the contest for Dos Anjos' belt on March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Victory would have made McGregor the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts in different weight classes at the same time.

It is also a familiar feeling for the outspoken Irishman, whose featherweight title match against Dos Anjos' fellow Brazilian Jose Aldo was suspended in July 2015, 11 days before UFC 189.

On that occasion Chad Mendes stepped in, with McGregor eventually beating Aldo stunningly by knockout in 13 seconds when the two met at UFC 194 in December 2015.

McGregor is expected to take a large Irish following over with him for the bout, but he will now need another opponent to step in.