Charles Oliveira Wants Khabib Nurmagomedov After Beating Islam Makhachev: ‘He’s Been Talking Too Much’

After Charles Oliveira defeats Islam Makhachev, he will pursue Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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  • Khabib Nurmagomedov said Islam Makhachev can fight Charles Oliveira in Brazil and will finish him “on the ground” 
  • “Do Bronx” now wants “The Eagle” after he’s done with Makhachev

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been backing Islam Makhachev to get a crack at the vacant UFC lightweight strap. With Oliveira likely to be on the other end of the title fight, Nurmagomedov is confident that Makhachev could submit “Do Bronx” and it doesn’t matter if it takes place in front of his hometown fans in Brazil.

It’s on

In an interview with Ag. Fight after his UFC Hall of Fame induction, Nurmagomedov said:

“I really believe Islam can finish him [Oliveira] on the ground. I really believe this. Now you guys gonna judge me because Islam, but who cares? Who cares? If they say Brazil, OK, let’s go Brazil.”

Oliveira lashed out

As expected, the proud Brazilian did not appreciate what Nurmagomedov said. According to Oliveira, he has the utmost respect for his fellow former champion but since “The Eagle” has been running his mouth lately, “Do Bronx” now wants him to come out of retirement and face him after he stop Makhachev. Of course, Oliveira wants it to happen in Brazil as well.

“If they really want it, they need to chase the champion,” Oliveira told Ag. Fight. “I chased the champion, right? Then I became the champion. I want to fight in December. Do you really want this? So let’s do something cool. Now I’m talking to you. Let’s fight in January in Brazil? Isn’t that what you really want? So sell it more. But look at this, Khabib, you’ve already tried three premonitions about me and missed all three.

“Look, I won’t say I’m going to submit or knock him out, but I’ll beat him. Listen to this: I will beat Islam Makhachev. The division’s problem is called Charles Oliveira. That’s the division’s problem. It doesn’t matter what they say. If they really want it, I want it, too.

Oliveira has doubled down on his interest to take on Conor McGregor for the money several times. However, Nurmagomedov’s comments got him changing his mind.

“Look, forget about Conor McGregor now,” he pointed out. “Forget it. In Brazil, Charles Oliveira against Islam Makhachev. Is this the fight you want? So we will have it. Charles Oliveira against Islam Makhachev in Brazil. I’ll beat him (Makhachev). So who knows, maybe you (Nurmagomedov) come of retirement and come too?” Oliveira said. “Each one says what they want. I am the division’s problem. I have one of the best jiu-jitsu (games) in the division and in the UFC. I think these guys are talking too much. They want to get in my mind, but that’s not possible.”

“(Khabib) was champion, 29 wins in a row, and never said anything,” he continued. “He always sold the fight in a good way, really damn well, and today he is always talking a lot, and if it’s to talk, I’m gonna say it: I’ll beat Islam Makhachev and then challenge Khabib to come back from retirement. It’s the fight everyone will want to see. Isn’t that what everyone will want to see? Everyone says Khabib is f*cking tough. I respect him a lot, but lately, he’s been talking too much.”

With both parties already promoting the fight, fans will surely be waiting for the UFC’s take on Oliveira vs. Makhachev. Whether it will happen in Brazil or not is also one thing to look forward to.

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