Charles Oliveira Echoes Call For Fight With Conor McGregor: ‘I Can Knock Him Out’

    ByRoss Markey

    May 10, 2022
    Charles Oliveira

    Former undisputed UFC lightweight titleholder, Charles Oliveira has echoed his willingness to share the Octagon with former duel-weight champion, Conor McGregor in the future – insisting that he has the ability to hand the Dubliner a knockout defeat. 

    Charles Oliveira, who headlined UFC 274 on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona – managed to stop former interim champion, Justin Gaethje with a first round rear-naked choke, once more rallying from a first round knockdown to score a finish.

    However, on Friday at the official weigh-in, Oliveira missed championship weight by half a pound for his scheduled title defense against Gaethje, resulting in his stripping of the lightweight championship.

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    The promotion did, however, confirm that should Oliveira defeat the Arizona native, he would challenge for a vacant lightweight title in his next outing.

    Off the back of his success, Oliveira received a long list of potential suitors for a vacant title outing, including Islam Makhachev, the aforenoted, McGregor – whom he called out, as well as past opponents, Dustin Poirier, and Michael Chandler.

    Charles Oliveira insists he would knock out Conor McGregor if they ever fought

    Previously nothing his willingness to wait until May for a potential title defense against former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion, McGregor, Oliveira claimed that he would fight both McGregor and Nate Diaz in the same night – knocking out the former to boot.

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    “Just for the record, I like to break records and I want to break another one… fighting twice in same night,” Charles Oliveira tweeted. “I can knock Conor (McGregor) out, and make (Nate) Dias (sic) tap. What do you think @danawhite?”

    In a quickfire response to Oliveira, Crumlin native McGregor labelled the Sao Paulo submission artist a “bum” and instructed him to return to the “favelas”.

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    “Shup up you bum and get back to that favela and pay your piece,” Conor McGregor tweeted.