UFC’s lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is yet to make his first title defense and there still doesn’t seem to be any clear-cut news about who might fight him. The champ talks about Dustin Poirier and the possibility of fighting him.
Charles Oliveira become the king of the lightweight division at UFC 262 when he fought for the vacant lightweight belt in the main event against Michael Chandler. Charles knocked out Chandler in the second round after losing the first round. Oliveira was technically supposed to fight the number one lightweight contender, Dustin Poirer but the Louisiana fighter took on Conor McGregor for the big money fight and won the bout at UFC 264.
Recently, “Do Bronx” spoke to AgFight about who he thinks will most y fight him for the title shot.“Today nobody wants to know about a belt,” Oliveira told. “They want to know about ‘money’, about money in your pocket. The fight against Conor made a lot of money for Dustin Poirier, a fight against Nate will make a lot of money too. We are human beings. It depends a lot on each person. I would rather fight for the belt than for the money. I had a focus. I wanted to be UFC champion. Today I’m UFC champion, I want to make money, I want to have money in my pocket.”
Charles Oliveira thinks Dustin Poirier won’t be wrong if he decides to fight Nate Diaz
While Poirier vs Oliveira is the ideal fight to make. Recently they have been a lot of rumblings hinting at a possible Diaz vs Poirier fight. Charles gave his thoughts on that. “If Dustin agrees to fight Diaz, is he wrong? No, it’s not wrong. He is right,” Oliveira continued. “You have to see what’s good for him. Everyone has to choose what is right for them. They considered my fight against Diaz and I said that if it was for the belt, I would fight.”
“Before I fight for the belt. I had a focus, which was to fight for the belt. A lot of people said to me: ‘This fight will make you a lot of money,’ and I said: ‘Okay, but money is not the focus now, I want to be UFC champion’. Today I’m UFC champion, now I want to make money. Everyone has a way to choose. Today I am the champion. I’m not worried about who will be or who will not be, who has to chase who will fight for the title, it’s them, it’s not me.”