‘I didn’t want this struggle’ — Charles Oliveira reveals why he accredited Islam Makhachev bout
Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira has printed that he on no account wanted to struggle Islam Makhachev in Abu Dhabi then again had to because of, at the start, he’s a UFC employee.
Oliveira was stripped of the 155-pound title after missing weight ahead of UFC 274, where he submitted Justin Gaethje with a rear-naked choke. He wanted to struggle Conor McGregor next, then again that bout on no account were given right here by way of.
The Brazilian was in spite of everything left with no variety then again to struggle Makhachev in Abu Dhabi without reference to his perfect efforts to get the struggle booked in New York instead of the UAE, where the latter is perceived to have a place of origin advantage.
“I didn’t want this struggle. All of us are aware of it,” Oliveira mentioned in a modern interview with Brazilian YouTube channel PVT (h/t MMA with Subtitles). “I wanted the huge rate from the other struggle. Then again, everyone knows that I’m a UFC employee. You are able to’t escape that. So we tried to negotiate from each and every perspective. I tried NY because it was a unbiased ground. Then again the struggle was decided there (Abu Dhabi). Then again to be truthful the cage is identical anywhere on this planet.”
Oliveira will meet Makhachev throughout the UFC 280 number one fit for the vacant lightweight championship in what will most definitely be ‘Do Bronx’s’ toughest check out throughout the Octagon up to now, with oddsmakers tick list Makhachev for the reason that having a bet favorite. The extraordinarily anticipated PPV is scheduled to occur on October 22 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.