Charles Oliveira interested in UFC clash with Conor McGregor next: ‘Maybe we do a fight at 170 pounds’

Charles Oliveira eyes fight with Conor McGregor in UFC 294 return it's a fight everyone wants

As per his head coach, Diego Lima, former undisputed lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira would most definitely welcome the possibility of fighting ex-UFC champion, Conor McGregor next – weighing up a move to the welterweight limit for a clash.

Charles Oliveira, who retained his status as the number one ranked lightweight under the banner of the UFC earlier this month, appeared to earn himself a title rematch with foe, Islam Makhachev – dropping and stopping the siege of Beneil Dariush with a blistering opening round TKO win.

As for McGregor, the former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion, has been sidelined from competition since he suffered a fractured left tibia and fibula against Dustin Poirier in July 2021 in the pair’s trilogy rubber match. 

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Previously noting his interest in a fight with McGregor whilst he held the lightweight title, Oliviera, according to his head coach and Chute Boxe trainer, Lima, would possibly entertain a fight with McGregor – especially if he was guaranteed a lightweight title fight afterwards.

“Would we do another fight before [a fight with Islam Makhachev]? I don’t know,” Diego Lima told MMA Fighting. “(Dustin) Poirier gave up a shot at the belt, fought (Conor) McGregor and then he came back for the belt. Why am i saying this? It looks like McGregor isn’t excited about fighting (Michael) Chandler. And why did he say that? Maybe he liked Charles’ fight and is excited about that? Who knows?”

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“Maybe we do a fight at 170 with the [lightweight] title shot guaranteed for next year in Brazi;?” Lima continued. “We know it’s a Fight Night this year [in Sao Paulo in November], but it might be a numbered card early next year in Brazil. Charles Oliveira deserves a belt in Brazil. It’s Charles’ dream to fight in Brazil. And I think he deserves that.”