Dana White wants to see Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev II

Dana White shares his thoughts on the much awaited rematch between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dana White wants to see Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev II

The recent lightweight clash between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush showed how much of a significant role hunger plays in a match. From the moment Charles Oliveira made his walk, he looked emotionally, mentally and physically locked in.

The harsh taste of a loss rekindled the inner flame Oliveira needed to fight at his absolute best. Beneil Dariush has fought really hard to ensure that he got a title shot at some point, and it must be a heartbreaking moment for him as this recent loss has delayed his chances of being a title challenger.

Dana White on Oliveira’s next title shot

Very interestingly, Dana White shared some positive insights about the former champion Charles Oliveria getting a title shot and a rematch against Islam Makhachev. In a recent press conference, Dana White revealed that he looks forward to seeing the rematch.

“Incredible performance,” White said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Especially against Beneil, who a lot of people thought was going to win this fight. Incredible”. White speaks about the progress Oliveira made until now: “If you look at how that guy turned his career around from 2016 to today, he’s a completely different fighter, what he has accomplished in the last however many years has been unbelievable.

What’s it been, seven, eight years? It’s amazing what he’s done, and he looked like a world-beater tonight. I’m excited for him and Islam to fight again. White further said: “I’m just saying, it’s a thing that makes sense.

... Let’s not play games, that fight makes sense, that’s the fight that should happen, and I’m excited to see it again”. The winner of the co-main event wasn’t exactly assured a title shot next; Dariush did get some confirmation from the UFC; however, he will have to win a few more times before he gets a title shot next.

It will be very interesting to see if Islam Makhachev agrees to give Charles Oliveira a rematch; hopefully, in a few weeks, we shall all have more clarity on this highly-debated topic.

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