“Let them fight anywhere”-Khabib Nurmagomedov open to set up Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira clash in Brazil

Oliveira is on a 11 fight win streak while Islam is on a 9 fight win streak

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Khabib has called for a bout between the two contenders in Brazil

Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken up the mantle of coach pretty seriously ever since he retired from the sport. To this extent his most promising student, who often struggles to find opponents, Islam Makachev has found a worthy promoter in his teammate who has been heavily campaigning for him to be the one who challenges for the title next. Although he aimed for a bout in Abu Dhabi, Khabib has now stated that his pupil isn’t afraid to take on Charles in his own backyard.

Ever since UFC 274, the talk of Charles Oliveira being the lightweight GOAT has been gaining fuel, and for good reason. Except for Conor McGregor, Charles has now beaten the same two fighters in Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje as Khabib for his title defenses, and as Chael Sonnen pointed out did it faster than Khabib could. Now the fantasy match-up between Charles Oliviera ad Khabib is the talk of the town but the possibilities of t happening are low to none.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov welcomes a fight between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira in Brazil

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(Left) Charles Oliveira with his Coach Diego Lima, (Right) ISlam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The closest alternative to the bout as many have suggested is a fight between Makhachev and Oliveira who is now the #1 Contender due to the weigh-in mishap at UFC 274. Though Charles has expressed his intention to give Makhchev a shot, many fans of the Dagestani suggest that asking for the fight to be in Brazil is Makhachev’s way of backing out of the fight. Today Khabib Nurmagomedov took to Instagram and directly addressed the head of Chute Boxing, Deigo Lima.

In his story, Khabib put up a quote by ESPN where Diego Lima says, “Come with us in Brazil, Charles deserves to fight in front of his nation” with a quote below from Khabib agreeing with the sentiment stating, “Islam’s Gonna ride Oliveira like his horse. We gonna take his belt and we gonna show them if Sambo was easy it would be called Jui-Jitsu”

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Nurmagomedov’s Instagram story addressing Diego Lima

Khabib then added his own statement ahead addressing Diego Lima, it said, “Coach Diego be real, you know this is the most interesting fight in the lightweight division” reiterating that both were in the best shape of their life and should fight no matter where the location on the globe is. “Only respect but we are confident in our abilities,” said the former Lightweight Champion closing by stating “Brazil We are Coming”

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