After a long time, Charles Oliveira could finally get his shot at the title in the Light weight. The Brazilian will face Tony ferguson on December 12, so a victory would place him among the highest in the division. Of course, the elite of the aforementioned UFC category is the most contested, but he is confident that it will become the next in line. It should be noted that the duel between McGregor and Poirier could remove his rival for the title, if Khabib respects his retirement.
Taking this into account, the South American began by explaining to the press: “It is very clear: whoever wins this fight is the next contender for the title. I have to stay focused and concentrated. He was coming off 12 wins in a row and I think he made a mistake against Justin Gaethje, so we can’t make mistakes there. If I win this fight I will be the next challenger, without a doubt. Seven wins in a row right now. It will be eight o’clock after this, and I don’t plan on leaving it up to the judges.
«There will be eight finals in a row. There is no way I have to wait. I am the next challenger. Conor McGregor retired many times, Paul Felder retired many times; they all leave and come back. But we are talking about Khabib. His family, his religion, the man says he’s retired. Someone told me that he swore on his father’s grave that he would never fight again. If that is true, there is no way to return, “he acknowledged Charles.
What will happen?
Of course, he does take into account what happens to Khabib, so he said, ‘If he came back, he would be overlooking his own word and his own father’s. If that’s true, the guy won’t be back. It’s over. It’s super tough. He has his own fighting style, he turns with his elbow, arm, leg. He looks for takedowns in a completely different way. We know the difficulties that this fight brings, the problem that presents itself to me, but this is my moment. My time has come.
“There is not much to do, just train and dedicate. You have to respect that. We cannot waste time because I can make mistakes and he also submits me. Fights are unpredictable, bro, anything can happen. But like I said, this is my moment, this is my moment. I will be 100 percent focused for this fight. I will not make mistakes there, “he concluded. Charles Oliveira, who will see action against Ferguson and is confident of beating him.