Charles Oliveira is upset that a fighter only not long ago signed from Bellator is serving as back again-up for the future lightweight title battle. It was announced shortly immediately after UFC’s signing of Michael Chandler that he would serve as backup when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje unify the light-weight belts on Oct 24th.
“I’m in the greatest minute of my life, 7 wins, man, and I really do not have an possibility to combat anyone in the leading-5,” Oliveira mentioned to MMA Combating. “And now some man from Bellator, who received knocked out in the initial spherical, he receives signed and is the future challenger for the belt. How appear? I never get it. I really don’t realize it.”
Chandler misplaced the Bellator lightweight title in Might of 2019 when he was knocked out by Patricio Freire in the 1st spherical at Bellator 221. He completed his run with Bellator with consecutive 1st spherical KO wins more than Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson, nevertheless.
Oliveira is on a 7-fight earn streak. His final defeat came on December 2nd, 2017 in a reduction to Paul Felder. Given that then, he has defeated Clay Guida, Christos Giagos, Jim Miller, David Teymur, Nik Lentz, Jared Gordon, and Kevin Lee.
“Is Michael Chandler definitely tough? Positive, he was the Bellator champion and warrants regard, but where by is he in the rankings?” Oliveira continued. “He just got here with a huge name and I’d surely fight him, but now I want to combat a person rated forward of me.”
Oliveira pulled out of a scheduled combat with Beneil Dariush past month because of to own troubles. He has because mentioned he is hoping to struggle in November.