“Let’s see how much Conor wants to fight again,” Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor’s return

Charles Oliveira believes the notion that Conor McGregor is more than capable of making a comeback even after a devastating injury, he believes whatever happened was very unfortunate for the entire sport of MMA.

Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor
Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is currently recovering from his devastating leg injury that happened at UFC 264, many people predicted that this will be the end of McGregor but the UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira believes otherwise.

Oliveira supported Conor even after the incident of UFC 264, and now he has come out and stated that Conor is more than capable of making a comeback, in a recent interview with MMA Fighting, he said, “I hope he comes back 100 percent again and continues to put on a show and making things happen, because he sells a lot. He’s a guy that does a lot for the sport.”

Oliveira believes he’s improved a lot since his last loss and this shows how one can achieve anything if he puts his mind into it, “It’s a new Charles, a new story since my last loss. It’s a new mind, a new spirit, a new person today,” Oliveira said. “That’s up to you and how your mind operates, how much your spirit wants it, how much your heart desires it. When people say you can’t do something, if you tell yourself, you can, then you can do it.”

He added, “It’s up to his head, how much he still wants this. Some people had serious injuries and bounced back. Let’s see how much Conor wants to return, how much Conor wants to fight again.”

“This is MMA and anything can happen,” Charles Oliveira doesn’t but into the narrative that Dustin Poirier would’ve won that fight

Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor vs Poirier
Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor vs Poirier

Conor claimed that it was a pre-existing injury, Charles thinks he is right, “It looked like a pre-existing injury because it wasn’t like he threw a kick and got hurt,” Oliveira said. “But, if you look closely, he threw a lot of kicks at the beginning of the fight, so maybe he had a pre-existing injury and it got worse during the fight. Anything can happen, we’re talking about MMA here and this sh*t is unpredictable. It’s sad. It’s complicated. Getting knocked out, getting submitted, f*ck, that’s cool, but losing that way, I don’t like it, man. It hurts.”

“We’re talking about MMA,” Oliveira said. “A lot of people were like, ‘Oh, he would be dead tired in the second round,’ but I’m talking as an athlete here. This is MMA and anything can happen. A hand can land, a knee, anything, and Conor could win. It was a good fight up until that point.”

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