Charlies Oliveira, the broken-down UFC lightweight champion who used to be stripped of the title in unusual conditions in Can also simply, has confirmed that he wished to contest the vacant 155-pound title with one other broken-down champ, Conor McGregor.
Oliveira will as an alternate take on Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi on October 22 in a matchup of two opponents in direction of the summit of the lightweight division and whereas Makhachev items an tantalizing conundrum to resolve, Oliveira mentioned lately that it isn’t pretty what he used to be taking a gape.
“I didn’t desire this fight. All americans knows it,” Oliveira mentioned of the bout agreement he signed to take on Makhachev.
“I wished the massive cost from the various fight [McGregor]. Nevertheless, every person knows that I’m a UFC employee. That it is doubtless you’ll’t damage out that. So we tried to negotiate from every perspective. I attempted NY because it used to be a honest flooring. Nevertheless the fight used to be firm there [Abu Dhabi]. Nevertheless to be proper the cage is the equivalent anyplace within the area.”
Nevertheless, the Oliveira-Makhachev conflict is a attention-grabbing one, and pits two of the longest unbeaten streaks in UFC lightweight history in opposition to one yet some other (Oliveira 11; Makhchev 10), though most will agree that Oliveira has confronted a much bigger level of competition for the length of their respective successful streaks.
McGregor, within the period in-between, stays in preparation for his return to the Octagon which is expected within the coming months and he’ll be ideally positioned for a title bout of his luxuriate in before long — one thing which might perhaps well make Brazil’s Oliveira a actually entirely happy man if issues slide his approach in October.