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Charles Oliveira can beat Khabib, should fight Conor next, says BJ Penn

LockerRoom Team
21 January 2022

Former UFC champion BJ Penn believes that Charles Oliveira can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov. In an interview with, the former champion detailed that Oliveira is someone that could outclass the Russian superstar.

“If anyone out there could do it my money is on Charles, for sure. I remember when he submitted Kevin Lee. Right then and there I was like ‘this is the one guy who could beat Khabib’. Then he went on to dominate Tony Ferguson, who is such a good fighter in his own right, yeah, he’s just super impressive,” Oliveira said.

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He further went on to elaborate on his take and said that the Brazilian has all the tools required.

“Where are his holes? You take him down and you’re in a world of trouble. On the feet, he can knock you out cold. I am not guaranteeing he would have beat Khabib, but I certainly wouldn’t have bet against him either,” he added.

Khabib, however, is retired at the moment and BJ Penn feels that Oliveira should fight Conor McGregor next.

“You know it might now be the most popular opinion, but if I’m Charles Oliveira, I am fighting Conor McGregor next. For the simple reason who knows how much longer Conor will be around for, right? Strike while the iron is hot. Oliveira’s on a crazy win streak and has the most submissions in history, he can call for this fight,” Penn said.

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