UFC lightweight champion Habib Nurmagomedov (32, Russia) suddenly retired after defending his title against Justin Gaichi in October last year.
However, Nurmagomedov remains the lightweight champion in the official UFC ranking, which excludes retired players. This is why UFC and mixed martial arts do not regard Nurmagomedov as a retired player. The prevailing expectation is that corner McGregor (32, Ireland) and Dustin Poyrie (31, U.S.) UFC 257 main event winners and Nurmagomedov, which will be held on the 24th (Korea time) 토토사이트
However, a fighter appeared that the position, which is certain to be Nurmagomedov, was his. Charles Oliveira (31, Brazil) is third in the UFC lightweight class.
“If Foyer and McGregor fight, I’ll sit in the front row and wait for which of the two will fight,” Oliveira said in an interview with the British Mirror.
The UFC invites some fighters to the stands for each competition. Among them, players who are certain to be the next opponent, including the champion, will sit in the front row of the stands. Scenes such as the provocation of Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo and John Jones shouting Daniel Comer were made. It is a picture that Oliveira imagines.
“My manager is negotiating in Abu Dhabi,” Oliveira said. “I also know that it will be difficult because of the new coronavirus syndrome (Korona 19) fendemics. So I understand even if UFC doesn’t take me. I really want to see the game in the first row. Because it tells us about the future.
This came after his manager said, “We can’t welcome the match between Oliveira and Justin Gaiichi.”
Oliveira beat Tony Ferguson last month and quickly jumped to third place with eight consecutive wins.
However, the UFC is known to be putting more weight on Oliveira’s next opponent. Gaiichi lost to Nurmagomedov but beat Ferguson by a landslide in May last year. She is currently No. 1 in the lightweight class.
“Honestly, I think Oliveira deserves to go straight to the title,” said Diego Lima, Oliveira’s coach and coach. “I’m winning eight games in a row, and I’m going to be the winner of Foyer and McGregor, not Gaiichi,” he’s going to be the winner of the next game.
UFC 257, which McGregor will face Poire again, will be broadcast live exclusively on SPOTV ON and SPOTV NOW on the 24th.
UFC on ABC 1 on 17th (Max Holloway vs Calvin Cater) and UFC on ESPN 20 on 21st (Michael Kiesa vs Neal Magny)You can see it on Do Sportivion and Spotify Now.
■ UFC on ABC 1 Major competitions
Max Holloway vs Calvin Cater
Carlos Condit vs Matt Brown
Santiago Ponzinivio vs. Li Jingliang
■ UFC on ESPN 20 Major Competitions
Michael Kiesa vs Neil Magny.
Wally Alves vs Munir Razes
[Women Flyweight] Roxanne Modaferi vs Vivianni Araujo
■ UFC 257 Major Competitions
Dustin Foyrie vs. Connor McGregor.
[Lightweight] Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler
Jessica I vs Joan Calderwood