UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira won that title. He fought his way to that title and he still believes he doesn’t get the respect he deserves.
Justin Gaethje recently announced that he would pick Oliveira over Dustin Poirier because he is an easier opponent to play. Poirier is set to face the champion at the UFC 269 main event. Talk to MMA Fighting, Oliveira solved this problem. He say, “Another person would show up when I won and say, ‘Oh, you have to beat this now, you have to beat that. We will keep fighting, keep making history, stay focused and centered. Great fight. “
He say, “I wanted to fight my best, and I did. No one has had such a terrible winning streak like me, nine games in a row with just one decision – and as you’ve seen, there’s no denying it. A lot of people say I have to beat Dustin to prove I’m the champion. I am the champion. I won [the belt] earlier this year and I will defend my belt now. “ (H/T MMA Fighting.com)
“I’m hitting hard, brother, there will be fire on the 11th., ”Charles Oliveira ready for Dustin Poirier at UFC 269
Charles Oliveira is confident he can take on Poirier. Poirier is coming to the field after two consecutive wins before Conor McGregor, and his prominence looked amazing in that battle. Oliveira is an expert on Jiu-Jitsu, but he believes he can definitely hang Poirier on his feet.
He say, “Strikers take him down too easily, and you know what happens if I take him down. If he trades with my feet, you know I’m in trouble, brother. It will be fired on the 11th. I have firepower in my hand, I have my jiu-jitsu. I respect him a lot, but I want to maintain the championship, I want to keep this belt here.” (H/T MMA Fighting.com)
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