In truth, Rafael dos Anjos thought his UFC career was over before it ever really began.
Starting his octagon run with losses to Tyson Griffin and Jeremy
Stephens, the Rio de Janeiro resident assumed he'd probably be released
from the promotion.
"I didn't know if I'd be cut when I lost to Stephens," dos Anjos
recently told MMAjunkie.com in his native Portuguese. "But they gave me
another tough guy in Griffin, and I lost again, so I was sure I was
going to be cut."