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Charles Oliveira stated, “It would be a very good fight for me,” when he disclosed the strategic motivation for his decision to challenge Conor McGregor during the bout.

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During the process of explaining his motivation for proposing a bout against the Irishman, Charles Oliveira made sure to include a mention of the contribution that Conor McGregor has made to the sport overall.

In the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Oliveira and McGregor are two of the most entertaining combatants. They have a combined total of 51 finishes between them, and a mega-showdown between them would be one of the most exciting fights that the UFC could ever put together.

“Do Bronx” stated that he would choose McGregor as his opponent for the vacant lightweight title in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in an interview that took place in July 2022 with ESPN Brazil. He also provided an explanation regarding the impact that the fight would have on his legacy.

“I believe that it would be a thrilling battle for me. I would be able to put a significant amount of money into my pocket, and because of this, it is the most crucial thing right now. In addition to that, it would be really beneficial for my legacy, for me to have it included in my story. Regardless of whether he is coming from a loss or not, he is a guy who has made history, and because of this, I believe that it would be fantastic, but it is not just up to me to decide. This conflict would already be taking place if it were up to me to call the shots. By way of ESPN

At the time of this interview, the former lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship had just accomplished a tremendous victory over Justin Gaethje via submission in the first round. Due to the fact that he weighed in at a higher weight than the championship limit, he was disqualified from the fight before it even began. A possible explanation for Oliveira’s failure to hit the target was that the weighing scale had a calibration problem.

The victory at UFC 274 meant that the Brazilian will compete in the subsequent battle for the vacant lightweight title. Nevertheless, the former champion did not have a final opponent in mind, and he made an effort to lure Conor McGregor back into the cage.

Charles Oliveira set to fight in a title eliminator bout in April

At UFC 294, which was set to take place in October 2023, Charles Oliveira was supposed to compete against Islam Makhachev, who would succeed him. However, he was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a severe injury sustained while training. Makhachev instead defended his UFC lightweight title against Alexander Volkanovski in a fight that was called off at the last minute.

In the meanwhile, emerging contender Arman Tsarukyan defeated Beneil Dariush in a spectacular knockout victory in December 2023, which allowed him to work his way into the top five of the category.

Dana White, the CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, just made the announcement that Oliveira and Tsarukyan will compete against one other at UFC 300. The purpose of this fight is to determine who will be the next challenger to Makhachev’s title. The occasion is scheduled to take place on April 13th, 2024.

At the beginning of the betting lines, Oliveira is considered to be a slight underdog. Having said that, though, the odds are subject to change.

The champion, on the other hand, is currently unable to compete because of an injury during this time.

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