“Charles Oliveira Next!”- Conor McGregor Calls Out ‘Timid’ Charles Oliveira for Next Fight

Published 07/09/2021, 11:31 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor might have revealed his plans after his big trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Now that he is in the 155 pounds category for the second time in his career, McGregor is all set to challenge ‘Do Bronx’ for the UFC Lightweight Championship and claim the throne of the lightweight division again.

In an interview with Ariel Helwani at BT Sport, McGregor declared that he did not think of Charles Oliveira as a legitimate threat and admitted that he will beat the champion and create history after he is done with Poirier this 10th of July.

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“Yeah, it’s Oliveira next,” McGregor told BT Sport. “We’ll dance with the Brazilians again, and I look forward to it. He’s timid. He’s going to crumble.” 

Dana White has said multiple times that the winner of the trilogy fight at UFC 264 will go on to face the lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. Interestingly enough, the Brazilian will be there in Las Vegas when McGregor and Poirier will go for each other’s throats.

Conor McGregor in the lightweight division

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 04: Conor McGregor poses for cameras following a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 04, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 06 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

If the Irishman wins against Poirier at UFC 264 and faces Oliveira for the lightweight belt, this will not be the first time McGregor fights in this division.

The last time McGregor fought in the lightweight division, it was against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 where Alvarez put his lightweight title on the line.

‘The Notorious’ won the fight in the second round via TKO (Technical Knockout); hence, becoming the first double champion in UFC history.

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Clearly, McGregor is no stranger to winning matches and shining under pressure. Before facing Oliveira for the championship, McGregor has a tough task at hand at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas.

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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