Charles Oliveira’s coach Diego Lima notes that they are looking for a fight with former champion Conor McGregor in Brazil. Lima revealed the same during his recent interview with Sherdog and noted that fighting McGregor in Brazil makes a lot of sense.
"Charles did three belt disputes in 12 months, he is coming from an 11-fight win streak and has beaten all the submission records in UFC history. If UFC is planning to make an event in Sao Paulo or Rio [in] December, it would make all sense to have him here leading this card. I can guarantee if they make Charles and [Conor McGregor] in Sao Paulo, UFC fans will see the most exciting and noisy crowd in UFC history,” he said.
He further went on to add that a fight with Islam Makhachev is backup at this point and is open to a fight with the Russian if the Conor fight does not go through.
"Both McGregor or Makhachev would make sense. Our plan A would be Conor in Brazil in December; Plan B, New York [in] November; and the last choice would be Abu Dhabi [in] October,” he added.
Last day, Lima had made headlines for claiming that Khabib Nurmagomedov is being hypocritical. Oliveira is currently coming off his win against Justin Gaethje and has been on an impressive 11-fight winning streak in the UFC.
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