Charles Oliveira wants to fight Conor McGregor

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Charles Oliveira wants to fight Conor McGregor

For the last little over a year, Charles Oliveira has spent the best and most productive part of his career. The Brazilian lightweight fighter in the fifth month of 2021 came to the UFC lightweight title, knocking out Michael Chandler.

A successful belt defense against Dustin Poirier followed, and Oliveira then won vs Justin Gaethje with a "submission" in the first round. It is true that "Do Bronx" was left without the title of champion on the eve of that match due to falling on the scales, but it is clear to everyone that Charles Oliveira is currently the best lightweight fighter in the world.

After these performances, the Brazilian was finally recognized by the general public, because he is an incredibly high-quality, but also extremely attractive fighter. Oliveira is likely to face Islam Makhachev (or Beneil Dariush) in his next appearance for the vacant lightweight title, but if the Brazilian were to ask, the opponent would be neither.

"It would be a very good fight for me,"

"It would put a lot of money in my pocket, and [at this moment] that's the most important thing. And it would also be really good for my legacy, for me to have in my story.

Regardless, if he's coming from defeat or not, he's a guy who's made history, so I think it would be great, but it's not just up to me. If it were up to me, this fight would already be happening." Oliveira began, and then explained why money means so much to him at this stage of his career.

"I have a daughter to raise," Oliveira said. "Everyone wants to fight Conor, it's not just me who wants to. Everyone knows that fighting Conor is very profitable. I'm talking about money. And Conor knows that, that everyone wants to fight him."

Do Bronx added. Unfortunately, it is not yet known when Conor McGregor will return to the cage after a severe leg fracture, sustained in the seventh month of last year. McGregor then broke his leg in a match against Dustin Poirier and we are all looking forward to returning.

There are more and more rumors that we will not watch the Irishman this year, and Charles Oliveira will have to fight someone else, Makhachev or Dariush. Although he wants a big match against Conor, Oliveira has no plans to avoid other lightweight fighters.

"I've never ran from a fight and the lightweight champion is called Charles Oliveira," Oliveira said. "Is Islam a very tough guy? Yep. Did he fight big names? No. He's on a big streak, but who did he fight?" Charles Oliveira wonders.

The fact is that many high-ranking lightweight fighters would be frustrated if Conor McGregor skipped them after two consecutive defeats, but even Dana White himself does not hide that there is a possibility that Conor will immediately get a "title shot"