“Those who think I’m a quitter, tell them to earn it,” Charles Oliveira fires back at Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler for insulting him recently

Charles Oliveira gives a stiff reply to Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje for insulting him recently.

Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje
Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje

The UFC Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira is going to face the number one ranked Lightweight fighter, Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 for his first title defense. Oliveira is a betting underdog entering into this fight and top lightweight title contenders such as Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler also favoring Poirier to win this one.

Gaethje and Chandler recently traded some insult towards the champion but ‘Do Bronx’ doesn’t care about anything they say about him. In his latest interview with MMA Fighting’s Portuguese podcast, Charles Oliveira says,

“Michael Chandler got here, was signed by the UFC to fight for the belt, and had his opportunity, He landed a good hand, had the opportunity to knock me out and win the fight but couldn’t. I went there and knocked him out. Justin Gaethje had the opportunity to fight for the belt against Khabib and you all saw what happened, I don’t need to say what happened.”

“The ugliest fight I’ve ever seen in my life, he died, so I don’t have anything to say. Do you know when a guy needs to talk to be in the spotlight? To me, that’s what’s going on here. He needs to talk to be in the spotlight.”

Charles Oliveira recently registered a win against Michael Chandler to win the vacant UFC lightweight title. He has been stopped many times in his career but he won ended eight out of his last nine fights by stoppages and he further takes a jab at Michael Chandler saying,

“Michael Chandler landed a good one and hit me hard for basically three minutes, he did everything he could and I didn’t quit. Why? I’m in a great place mentally, physically, and spiritually, when I hit him, he folded. What they are saying doesn’t make much sense.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

Charles Oliveira urges other fighters to put their money where their mouths are

Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira

Michael Chandler stated in an interview that he’ll be betting against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 and the champ urges him and others who underestimate him to do the exact same thing.

Oliveira added, “Michael Chandler must bet on whoever he wants, He thinks Dustin Poirier is better than me? Congratulations. You have your money and you bet on who you want. It doesn’t make any difference to me who you’re betting on or not.”

“Sometimes we have friends next to us who think we’re going to lose, others far away [can think that too]. It makes no difference to me. As I said, Charles Oliveira is the name of the champion. I don’t care much about what others say or don’t say.”

Also Read: “I think Dustin Poirier wins that fight by a third or fourth-round stoppage,” Michael Chandler shares his prediction for Poirier vs Oliveira at UFC 269.