It was supposed to be lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos up there with featherweight kingpin Conor McGregor at UFC 196 this weekend, not Nate Diaz. But fate – in the form of a sparring session that ended with a broken foot – had other ideas.

Now the Brazilian is stuck on the sidelines, nursing a misshapen hoof while the whole world watches the Irishman and the Stockton bad boy talk and scuffle and earn the kind of pay-per-view points that would’ve helped Dos Anjos pay off his mortgage.

Oh well, such is life.

Anyway, Dos Anjos posted a pic of the current state of his injury yesterday. Yeah,it’s still pretty nasty. No way was he going to be able to fight McGregor on that.