Islam Makhachev still hopes to fight for the title, and believes that he could get a match against Charles Oliveira, it seems that the Brazilian has other plans. Charles Oliveira is aware of what the fight against McGregor brings.
Huge money is at stake, and this is a good chance to get it. “If I must choose, it’d be Conor McGregor, as the guy who is putting the money in my bank account,” Oliveira said, at UFC X. “If I’m going to choose, I’m going to choose Conor McGregor”.
Many UFC fans believe that McGregor did not deserve to be in the title fight, but the UFC obviously has other plans and they know what is profitable. Oliveira believes that he deserved the fight against the Irishman, as well as the money he fought for his entire career.
“The story with Conor has always been like that,” Oliveira said. “It was the same thing with Dustin Poirier. He always cuts the line and everyone knows that (happens) when Conor is on. He cuts the line. I think I deserve to choose and I’m choosing Conor because of everything I’ve done to make some money for my family and for everything.
If I’m going to choose, I’m choosing Conor”.
Charles Olivera: I think they might want it to happen
The Brazilian has no information whether the UFC will really arrange a match between him and McGregor, but he certainly expects it.
Oliveira also revealed when he would like that fight to take place. “People are talking about it so much,” Oliveira said. “I think they might want it to happen. For me, it’s not specifically. The UFC hasn’t told me anything yet.
I want to fight by the end of the year, but if it’s at the end of the year, really, I would prefer to fight in January in Brazil, if that event happens”. Michael Chandler: In an interview with TMZ Sports, Chandler revealed that he would also like to fight McGregor.
It is clear that all UFC fighters would love to be in the ring with him, because they know what that fight entails. However, only one of them will have the chance to show their qualities in the fight against Conor McGregor.
"I would love the opportunity to compete against him," Chandler said. "If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, you know, I'm not going to lose sleep at night. But it's definitely the fight that I want."
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