Charles Oliveira Wants Conor McGregor Next
Charles Oliveira just successfully defended his title against Dustin Poirier for the first time, and he’s already responding to those who want to pick a fight with him next.
Of those people is Conor McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight double champion.
“May would be a wonderful date,” Oliveira told Sherdog.
“Conor challenged me asking a date, and tweeted Ireland vs. Brazil 2. Not only him, but also myself and all the world wants to see that fight. So let’s make it happen. I’m waiting for him in May. It may be in welterweight, lightweight, or middleweight, with my title on the line or not. Just choose and I’ll be ready.”
Many fans claim Gaethje deserves to compete for the next championship, but Oliveira thinks McGregor has a good case to make.
Gaethje, like McGregor, lost to Poirier. The Irish fighter is recovering from a broken leg in his loss against Poirier back in July.
“Gaethje was knocked out by Poirier, who I just submitted. He was almost knocked out by Chandler, who I beat via TKO, but I’m a UFC employee,” Oliveira said.
“If they choose that I should fight Gaethje next, I’ll be ready too.”