Charles Oliveira is trying to combat a top-ranked opponent in his subsequent UFC look.
The Brazilian is at the moment using a seven-fight successful streak the place final day trip he submitted Kevin Lee in the principle occasion of UFC Brasilia. It was an enormous win and since he moved again as much as light-weight, Oliveira has gone 8-1 together with his lone loss to Paul Felder.
Though “Do Bronx” is on a prolonged successful streak, he has had bother combating top-tier opponents. Earlier than the Lee scrap, his earlier fights have been in opposition to Jared Gordon, Nik Lentz, and David Teymur.
So, the Brazilian has taken to Instagram to challenge a name out to Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, and Tony Ferguson.
“I simply need to know what’s lacking so I can have my likelihood as a result of there are seven victories in a row. 5 submissions, 2 knockout And right here I used to be born to combat to be in a conflict contained in the octagon. I simply need to know okay it’s lacking so I can have my likelihood as a result of there are seven straight wins,” Oliveira wrote.
Charles Oliveira is at the moment ranked seventh within the light-weight division. He positively has a case to combat a top-five opponent subsequent. However, whether or not or not he’ll get one is to be seen.
Out of the three individuals he referred to as out, a scrap with Poirier or Ferguson is sensible. “The Diamond” is coming off an enormous win over Dan Hooker. He’s seemingly a win away from a title shot. So, if he can exit and beat a tricky grappler in Oliveira, it might cement his case.
As for Ferguson, he’s coming off a loss to Justin Gaethje and if he goes out and beats Oliveira, it will get him proper again on the high of the pecking order for a title shot.
Though Charles Oliveira referred to as out Conor McGregor, it appears extremely unlikely the Irishman would settle for that bout. McGregor is on the lookout for massive fights just like the rematch with Nurmagomedov or a combat with Jorge Masvidal. And, though Oliveira is expert, he isn’t the big-name McGregor could be after.
If Oliveira does get to combat Poirier or Ferguson subsequent, a win over both man might propel the Brazilian right into a title combat. So, on his finish, it’s a sensible callout and solely time will inform if it can come to fruition.
Who do you suppose Charles Oliveira ought to combat subsequent?