“Still doing sidequests!” Charles Oliveira wins fans over after starring at F1 Brazilian GP and UFC Sao Paulo event
Charles Oliveira made appearances at both a UFC event and a Formula 1 race in Brazil. Oliveira will likely return to the octagon early next year.
Charles Oliveira at UFC Sao Paulo and Brazilian Grand Prix (Image via: X/MMA Arena. Gilbert Burns)
Charles Oliveira is a man of many talents inside the UFC. In addition to being the record holder for most submissions, Oliveira also possesses the power to knock down the likes of Michael Chandler, Beneil Dariush, and Justin Gaethje, to name a few. Now, fans are applauding Oliveira for his commitment to be present at multiple sporting events.
Oliveira was present cage side to watch UFC Sao Paulo headlined by Derrick Lewis and Jailton Almeida. He even posed with foe-turned-friend Gilbert Burns, who rocked a new hairdo at the event. Considering the fact that the former lightweight champion was pictured with Team Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton at the qualifying races for the Brazilian Grand Prix, this is an impressive feat.
Oliveira’s presence did not offer a good luck charm for Hamilton, as he finished fifth in the Qualifying race. Mercedes’ other driver, George Russel, finished 6th. The Mercedes team warmly welcomed Oliveira and his new spouse at their pit. Moreover, the event organizers also featured the duo on the big screen at the UFC Sao Paulo event. The presence of Oliveira at the events certainly won fans on the internet.
Both Oliveira and UFC Senior VP David Shaw were asked about Oliveira’s next matchup. Rumors circulated of the matchup being the headliner for UFC 297. However, neither of the two was able to confirm the rumor. Ariel Helwani was one of the first to put it out, which was followed by a denial from the manager of Islam Makhachev, Ali Abdelaziz.
Fans react to the presence of Charles Oliveira at multiple sporting events
Netizens were in awe of seeing Charles Oliveira at two high-level sporting events within a day gap. First, he was pictured with F1 racer Lewis Hamilton. Then, the former champion was seen pictured with Gilbert Burns. Even though he visited the F1 circuit for pleasure, his visit to UFC Sau Paulo was not entirely for it. He cornered Elves Brenner, who scored a terrific one-punch KO in the main card opener.
Moreover, the crowd was nuts when Oliveira was shown on the big screen with his new girlfriend, Vitoria Brum. However, it was on social media that Oliveira got the most reactions. This was after ESPN MMA tweeted a collage of Oliveira at UFC Sau Paulo and the Brazilian Grand Prix. See how the fans reacted to it.
Oliveira currently enjoys superstardom in Brazil. His terrific run in the lightweight division is the reason for his status. Oliveira had a “Rocky” story in the UFC. After being a subpar fighter in the featherweight division, Oliveira is now one of the names in the discussion for the GOAT of the lightweight division.
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