Charles Oliveira has become a beacon for those who are working hard to excel in life and achieve their goals.
After years of perseverance, hard work, and relentless striving, the Brazilian emerged from UFC 262 with the undisputed lightweight gold strapped around his waist. The kid from the favela now has the whole world at his disposal.
Charles Oliveira’s life has changed overnight from being just another name on the roster to consistently bettering himself and striving for ultimate glory.
One example is Conor McGregor, the UFC’s biggest star, who took to Twitter to praise him and tease a potential fight.
Oliveira was asked how he felt about Conor Mcgregor calling him out in an ESPN interview. He emphasised how the tables had been turned and responded.
“Yeah, I’ve called him out a bunch of times. He never wanted it. Now he has to come after me,” he said.
Oliveira has been a member of the UFC for eleven years. He joined the promotion in 2010 and has made 29 appearances in the octagon. He set a new record for the most finishes in UFC history on the recently held UFC 262.
Before contemplating a clash with ‘Do Bronx’, Oliveira has advised McGregor to focus on Dustin Poirier.
As soon as Oliveira won the main event of UFC 262, ‘Notorious’ tweeted his congratulations. A reporter asked the recently crowned winner about McGregor’s reaction to his win during the post-fight press conference.
“Conor, worry about Dustin, afterwards, we’ll talk about it. Conor, since you’re so tough, first beat Dustin, then come to Brazil and I’ll put you on your a*s… He’s just one of those guys that talks a lot. He needs to beat Dustin first,” he said.
Conor set to face Poirier at UFC 264
McGregor will face Poirier in the main event of UFC 264 on July 10 in a final trilogy fight. They previously fought at UFC 257 back in January, where ‘The Diamond’ exacted vengeance for his KO defeat over McGregor at UFC 178 in 2014.
Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of their fight at UFC 257, tying the score.
Poirier would have struggled for the title left by Khabib Nurmagomedov had he not chosen the trilogy. ‘The Diamond’ is still the top contender for the 155-pound title.
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