‘Beat Dustin and Then Come Over to Brazil’- Charles Oliveria Willing to Give Conor McGregor a Title Shot After UFC 262

Published 05/16/2021, 1:50 PM EDT


Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. It was a phenomenal performance from ‘Do Bronx’. He overcame early adversity in round 1 and knocked out ‘Iron’ in the second round to claim UFC gold.

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Oliveira had a familiar face, in Conor McGregor, reacting to win. The Brazilian became the 11th lightweight champion in the history of the UFC. ‘The Notorious’ took note of that and tweeted out to congratulate the newly crowned champion. However, the Irishman didn’t fail to take a dig on Oliveira as well.

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Congrats to Olivera on becoming the 11th UFC lightweight champion. Wonder who Twelve is…,” wrote McGregor reminding UFC fanatics that he is still in the title picture as well.

Charles Oliveira responds to Conor McGregor

‘Do Bronx’ was asked about a potential fight between him and the former two-division champion in the future. Oliveira entertained the possibility. However, he pointed out that McGregor has to get past Dustin Poirier first at UFC 264. He challenged ‘The Notorious’ to a fight in Brazil given the latter wins against Poirier in July.

Yeah, that’d be fantastic. Conor, since you are so tough, first of all beat Dustin and them come over to Brazil. I wanna put you on your a**,” said Oliveira when asked about a potential future fight against McGregor. “First, he has to pass Dustin. He’s just one of these guys that talks a lot. He’s gotta beat Dustin first,” he further added.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 15: Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts to his submission victory over Jim Miller in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Fiserv Forum on December 15, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

McGregor is set to fight Poirier to complete their trilogy in July. Given he wins that, one can expect ‘The Notorious’ to fight for the belt again. McGregor has previously been a lightweight champion when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

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Stylistically, a fight between McGregor and Oliveira promises to be a barn-burner. Oliveira proved he is a cream of the crop fighter with his incredible win against Chandler. There’s no doubt he will relish the opportunity to test himself against the Irishman. However, for that to happen other factors have to fall into place as well.

Will we see ‘Do Bronx’ vs ‘The Notorious‘ in the future? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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