In an alternative timeline, lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos was never injured in training and he got to fight Conor McGregor and – maybe – the Brazilian beat the Irishman up as badly as Nate Diaz did in our timeline. If that series of events had come to pass, it would be RDA getting the “superstar” status now, and, well, things would be different.

But Dos Anjos got injured, Diaz got the fight, and now RDA is a headlining UFC Fight Night 90 (which will be broadcast exclusively on Fight Pass) instead of headlining a pay-per-view.

Oh well. Dos Anjos is still the champ though, and with that comes the label of being a “warrior” – which he is. He’s kicked a lot of ass to get where he is.

Below is a hype video the UFC has put together for him. Watch and enjoy.