Charles Oliveira Gets Help From Rafael dos Anjos In Trashing Islam Makhachev: “Shut Up Islam”

'Do Bronx' received aid from Rafael dos Anjos in taking on Islam Makhachev online

Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev, Rafael dos Anjos
Credit: UFC, Islam Makhachev, Rafael dos Anjos (via Twitter & Facebook)
  • Islam Makhachev called out Charles Oliveira for wanting to fight Nate Diaz
  • Rafael dos Anjos weighed in calling Makhachev “scared” to fight

After Charles Oliveira won his most recent outing against Justin Gaethje, he solidified his place as the top contender for lightweight gold. Many fighters in the division’s upper echelon took to calling out the Brazilian for the vacant strap. Among them is Islam Makhachev who criticized Oliveira for wanting to fight Nate Diaz. Rafael dos Anjos chimed in with some thoughts of his own on the situation.

Islam Makhachev goes in on Charles Oliveira

Talks about finding the next opponent for Charles Oliveira began right after his win at UFC 274. Losing his title on the weighing scales, ‘do Bronx’ can only fight as the top contender against another challenger. One man who has been calling out the former UFC lightweight champion is Islam Makhachev. The Dagestani fighter has been demanding a title shot for the longest time and has racked up an impressive 10-fight win streak.

Oliveira claimed that he would finish Conor McGregor and tap Nate Diaz on the same night.

As soon as he heard about Oliveira asking for a bout against Nate Diaz, Makhachev took to Twitter to go in on him.

@CharlesDoBronxs it’s funny you calling out Nate who hasn’t won a fight in years and same time saying I have to earn something…just say it straight that you scared to lose., your jiu jitsu won’t work in our fight and you know that.

Islam’s message came after Oliveira said that Makhachev needs to dispatch Beneil Dariush to earn a shot at the title.

Rafael dos Anjos weighs in

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos jumped at the situation to help his fellow Brazilian athlete. Responding to the tweets shared by Islam, RDA posted a series of texts to call out the Russian.

RDA argued against Makhachev’s claims of Oliveira being scared to fight him. He called out his “bluff” in regards to a fight Makhachev turned down against him on short notice.

Shut up Islam. The only guys scare to lose here it’s you. You got exposed on that fight week by bluff and not taking the fight.

He followed up with another tweet to remind Islam of his likely next opponent.

Beneil is waiting for you.

RDA stated that he was willing to fight Islam but he declined the offer after which Renato Moicano was sought as the replacement.

I was there for you twice too, don’t play this game. You pulled out on fight week once I called your bluff once

Islam is one of the hottest rising prospects in the UFC. Khabib Nurmagomedov has been praising him for his abilities and is very vocal about him deserving a title shot. UFC president Dana White had stated that Islam would need to win against Dariush to compete for the gold. However, it hasn’t been confirmed yet. With the title being vacant, a showdown between Oliveira and Makhachev could be on the horizon.

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