Charles Oliveira is confident that defeating Tony Ferguson unilaterally will take a shot on the UFC lightweight belt, but Dana White’s recent comments suggest that “doing The struggle between the Bronx and Justin Gaethje (Justin Gaethje) suggests that the company may have other plans for the Brazilian.
However, Oliveira’s team still hopes that the ace submitted will be able to compete for the gold medal in the next game.
Oliveira’s manager and coach, Diego Lima, said in an interview with MMA Fighting: “Frankly, I think he should go straight to the belt.” “He has won eight consecutive victories with outstanding performance. Way to defeat Kevin Lee, and then under Ferguson̵
Gaethje went into the octagon and then lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the 254 UFC championship in Ubu Dhabi. In the official UFC rankings, Gaethje is still number one, and Oliveira is third after Dustin Poirier.
After Nurmago Medov defeated Gates and announced his retirement, the UFC has not yet decided what to do with the 155-pound belt. Oliveira’s team made a proposal involving Poirier and Conor McGregor, the top figures of UFC 257, who met at Fight Island on January 23.
“With all the respect he deserves, Habib ran over [Gaethje]. It must be a lot,” Lima said. “I believe Charles’ next fight must be against the champions of Priyère and McGregor, not Justin Gaith. But we know that the fight between Poirier and McGregor involves many things. We know that Poirier’s victory is one thing, and McGregor’s victory changed the whole situation. I think there are many stakes in this fight. “
Currently, Oliveira has one round left in the UFC transaction, but will not consider competing with the contract. Instead, they hope to significantly increase their salary during the negotiation after they defeated the negotiation 8-0 in June 2018, thereby breaking the record of most submissions in UFC history during the process (14).
Lima said: “We absolutely hope to renew the contract and book Charles’ next fight-my God, it will be a guarantee of success.” “He is in the position now, the number of victories he has won, he was in the previous one. For everything he did in the battle, I think he should upgrade on his wallet.” This is not just what he deserves. Not only because of his position in the rankings, but also because of his history in the organization.
“Most bonuses, most completions, most submissions… He may break two or three records in the next game. When we renew the contract, all of this and his victory over Ferguson will be very important.”
If his wish is not fulfilled and Oliveira must share the cage with Gaethje in the next non-tournament match, his coach believes he has perfect skills to make the former interim champion winner Failed again.
Lima said: “Justin is a tough opponent, I think the tough opponent played well, as we saw in Charles’s game against Kevin Lee and Ferguson.” Charles is ready to play with the department Anyone who contends. Everyone already knows Charles’ ground game, and everyone can see his evolution in wrestling and walking.
“With full respect for the tough Gaethje, I see Charles wins in every field. If this battle is booked, we will work hard to learn from Gaethje’s game and strive for victory.”