In the midst of much anticipation surrounding Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC, Charles Oliveira has expressed skepticism about the Notorious’s ability to defeat Michael Chandler and secure a win. McGregor, on the other hand, has taken to social media to dispute Oliveira’s prediction by citing his history of triumphs over Brazilian opponents.
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, do Bronx was questioned about the possibility of McGregor being granted a title shot should he win his upcoming fight. To this inquiry, he responded with a thoughtful answer.
“I don’t think he’s going to win,” Oliveira said. “He’s a guy that sells and he’s great to promote. People love to watch his fights, but I don’t think he’s going to win… I believe Chandler is an explosive fighter. McGregor hasn’t fought in a long time. I believe Chandler is going to win.”
Charles Oliveira on Conor McGregor potentially getting a title shot by beating Michael Chandler: “I don’t think he’s going to win" 👀 #TheMMAHour
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McGregor Fires Back at Oliveira
Upon coming across Charles Oliveira’s remarks, Conor McGregor promptly took to the social media platform Twitter and penned the following message:
“Charles Oliveira shut your pie hole.
[Brazil flag] 2-0.
Actually 3-0 because Rda s**t a brick”
Conor McGregor didn't take kindly to Charles Oliveira's recent comments 😬 pic.twitter.com/vqsM5kThm9
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Michael Chandler will be the man standing opposite Conor McGregor in his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. Before they come to blows, however, they will both take up positions as opposing coaches on season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter. Apart from these details, precious little is known about the specifics of this upcoming clash.
Charles Oliveira once seemed intrigued by the notion of a lucrative showdown with Conor McGregor. However, the Brazilian fighter has since dismissed the possibility of such a spectacle, accusing McGregor of being overly selective in his choice of opponents and only squaring off against those whom he deems vulnerable. At present, it is uncertain whether the two combatants will reconsider the prospect of a clash following their recent verbal sparring.