The newly crowned lightweight champion Charles Oliveira proved once in for all that he can stand with anyone in the division when he knocked out the former Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler to grab to gold.
Now with the spot of the number one contender up for grabs, the trilogy match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be a crucial one, people were speculating that either one of them will be a tough challenge for the champ but he is confident that he can knock both of them out.
In a recent interview with Ag fight, he said, “I never pick opponents. I’ve always been ready to fight. They are two huge names in the sport. Everyone knows a fight with McGregor involves a lot of money. Poirier, not so much, but they’re both great opponents. I’ll be ready. I believe in my jiu-jitsu against any of them. But something tells me that if I were to fight them, I would knock them both out. I feel good.”
“I do think they’ll all get knocked out,” Charles Oliveira thinks he can take on everyone in the division
Charles Oliveira pointed out how he is evolving as a well-rounded fighter, he said, “A few years ago, Charlie was a jiu-jitsu guy. He would walk forward, eat shots and was a bit wary. Nowadays, I’m not afraid of trading shots with those guys. What’s funny is that once I start to trade shots, they’re the ones who want to take me down, to do what I can do better. This shows how much I’m evolving on the feet.
He continued, “It’s going to be a great fight, for sure. Charles is not just a jiu-jitsu fighter. He’s a well-rounded fighter, on the mat and on the feet. I do think they’ll all get knocked out, though.”