Charles Oliveira defended his lightweight title against the number one contender, Dustin Poirier at the main event of UFC 269. Most people expected Poirier to just run through Oliveira, but Charles once again proved why he’s the undisputed champ.
Justin Gaethje is next in line for the title, and he criticized Oliveira for not being a warrior, he claimed Charles don’t have the will to be the champion, and he will fold under Poirier’s pressure.
Charles choked out Poirier in round number 3, and Justin went up to him and told him he was impressed by his performance, and he has nothing but respect for the champ. Talking about the fight he said, “I absolutely loved it. I will give no disrespect to Charles. He is now the undisputed champion and I cannot wait to fight him. I don’t care where or when.”
He added, “I had 1-1 and I thought Poirier would take over. I’ve got to give this man credit. He’s right here. I can’t wait to fight him. I’ve been working for this my whole life. To be here. After the second round, someone asked me what’s going to happen, I said I still do not know.”
“He better pray and hope he takes me down, gets his choke,” Justin Gaethje is looking to shuts Charles Oliveira’s lights out
Oliveira’s ground game is unparallel in the UFC, he holds the record for most submission wins in UFC history, and he is certainly getting better with his hands. Gaethje too believes Oliveira can submit him on the ground, but if he tries to exchange punches with him, then it’ll be a night over for the champ.
He said, “I saw a competitor tonight. I saw a dog and I can’t wait to break his face. He gets hit a lot. He better pray and hope for the next however many days until our fight that he takes me down, gets his choke. Because if not, we see what happens.”