“Conor, worry about Dustin, I’m going to put you on you’re a*s,” Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor

The newly crowned UFC Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor for calling him out after his win at UFC 262.

Charles Oliveira and Conor McGregor
Charles Oliveira and Conor McGregor

The Brazilian mixed martial artist, holding the record for longest active win streak in the UFC Lightweight division, Charles Oliveira claimed the vacant Lightweight division throne by knocking out Michael Chandler.

Chandler came in heavy at the start of the fight and dropped Oliveira with a heavy right hand but he recovered well and knocked him out in just 19 seconds in the second round of the fight at UFC 262.

Minutes after his win, the former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor took the route of social media and claims that he is coming for the belt. Conor says, “Congrats to Olivera on becoming the 11th UFC lightweight champion. Wonder who Twelve is…”

Conor McGregor is booked to face Dustin Poirier for UFC 264 and during the UFC 262’s post-fight press conference, Charles Oliveira made it clear that he is interested in fighting Conor but only if he wins the fight against Poirier.

Oliveira says, “Conor, worry about Dustin, Conor, since you’re so tough: First of all, you beat Dustin, and then you come over to Brazil and I’m going to put you on you’re a*s.”

“First he’s got to get past Dustin. He’s one of these guys that just talks a lot. He’s got to beat Dustin first.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Charles Oliveira knew he had what it takes to become the champion

Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler
Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler gave a really tough time to Charles Oliveira in the opening round of the title fight at UFC 262. But Oliveira showed absolute toughness and even after taking all those shots he stayed in the fight and crusaded towards victory.

Oliveira says, “I knew it was going to be difficult, He’s the cream of the crop. They brought Michael Chandler here to win. But I knew if it was in the strike department, I could strike with him, and I knew if it went down I would use my jiu-jitsu.”

Charles Oliveira concluded, “I battled hard to get here. Everyone’s talking about who it’s going to be next – Poirier or Conor. I’ll leave that my manager, and I’m going to go home and rest.”  

Also Read: UFC 262 (Main event): Charles Oliveira is the new lightweight champion; knocks out Chandler in round-two.