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Maybe that is why Khabib stepped away: O Malley says Oliveira can beat Khabib

LockerRoom Team
20 June 2022

Sean O’Malley believes that Charles Oliveira has what it takes to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“That’s the one interesting fight that I would like to see if Khabib came back in the division. It would be Charles. Everyone else I think Khabib kind of mauls. I think Charles is the only one that can really give Khabib problems and, who knows, maybe that’s why Khabib stepped away. Maybe he saw, ‘I don’t want that guy.’ Who knows, but yeah, that’s one fight that I would be interested in seeing Khabib come back for. It would be a massive fight,” O’ Malley noted [h/t MMA Fighting].

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He further went on to address Charles Oliveira dropping the title and added that the Brazilian is the real champion.

“Charles is the champ and everyone knows it. That’s just it. I don’t think anybody looks at him as not being the champ. I don’t think you can find one person that thinks he’s not the champ or wouldn’t call him the champ. I hope he got his pay-per-view money, I hope he is making the championship money going into the next fight. Everyone’s got to look at him as the champ, the fight’s he’s been doing, the performances he’s been putting on. Charles Oliveira’s the champ and everyone knows it,” he added.

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