Charles Oliveira’s subsequent opponent, Islam Makhachev, has lately questioned the Brazilian’s legitimacy as a light-weight champion.
Makhachev and Oliveira will square off in the UFC 280 main event on October 22.. This long-awaited struggle will likely be for the vacant light-weight division title. Indeed, ‘Do Bronx’ was stripped of its title following a missed weigh-in during UFC 274and intends to recuperate it towards the Dagestanais.
Lately, throughout an interview with DC & RC, makhachev returned to his subsequent opponent, and questioned his legitimacy to be on the high of the class.
” Yes, Charles Oliveira is afraid, he finds excuses. It’s embarrassing because he said I had to fight one more time before I fought him but the UFC said to him, ‘hey if you don’t take this fight, we’re going to give Michael Chandler a chance. ‘ That’s why he accepted this fight. He has lost seven times in the UFC. He’s not going to get upset if he loses again. People have finished him seven times in the UFC and this guy is my division champion. I am very upset.”
Although the Brazilian is on a powerful successful streak having overwhelmed the crème de la crème of his division, the Dagestanais doesn’t appear to care, and intends to go away as champion on October twenty second.
Islam Makhachev (22-1) is coming off a victory by 1st round TKO over Bobby Green occurred final February. Before that he had submissive Dan HookerThiago Moises and lastly Drew Dober in 2021. Today, the #4 light-weight is on a 10-fight successful streak and will compete for the title at UFC 280.
What do you consider this assertion by Islam Makhachev?