Conor McGregor Drops ‘Mystic Mac’ Style Prediction For Charles Oliveira Vs Islam Makhachev

Published 10/05/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his win over Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC 280 couldn’t be here fast enough. Ever since the announcements of the card, fans and MMA pundits have been giving their analyses and predictions for the different bouts. Conor McGregor is the latest to make a prediction for the Abu Dhabi card. The ‘Notorious’ gave his thoughts on UFC 280 in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter.

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Several high-stakes bouts will go down at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, including the contest for the vacant lightweight belt. During a recent Q&A with McGregor, fans asked for his thoughts on the upcoming title fight in his division and ‘Mystic Mac’ made his prediction.

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Conor McGregor favors Brazilian star in UFC 280 title bout

In a recent Q&A with fans on Twitter, McGregor made his pick for the UFC 280 main event. During his interaction, a fan asked who he was backing to win at UFC 280 and the ‘Notorious’ picked the Brazilian, Charles Oliveira, over the Dagestani, Islam Makhachev.

McGregor’s prediction should not come as a surprise considering his rivalry with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The bad blood between the pair remains the same to this day. Hence, it would have been news if McGregor backed Nurmagomedov’s teammate Islam Makhachev to walk away with the title.

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Several Oliveira fans in the comments under the tweet also supported McGregor’s choice. Many fans believe the Brazilian possesses the skills to pull off a victory.

Will we see McGregor vs. Oliveira down the line?

Charles Oliveira has repeatedly expressed his interest in a money fight against ‘The Notorious’. When Oliveira had the belt, he publicly stated that he wanted to put it up against McGregor. Prior to the Makhachev fight, Oliveira openly expressed interest in facing ‘Notorious’ in Brazil, preferably in January.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 07: Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts after his submission victory over Justin Gaethje in the UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 274 event at Footprint Center on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC) | Getty Images

McGregor, who has been sidelined since the injury at UFC 264, has also been talking about a title fight. He might have faced Oliveira for the title if he had beaten Dustin Poirier. Unfortunately, that did not happen. The horrific leg break sent the former ‘champ champ’ to another long layoff.

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Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Lately, McGregor has been chomping at the bits to get back in the octagon. The MMA world expects him to return in 2023.

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How do you see this one playing out? Will Oliveira beat Makhachev at UFC 280? Could we see a dream fight for the title between Oliveira and McGregor in Brazil? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.

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