UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira expects Conor McGregor to knock Dustin Poirier out at UFC 264. The 31-year-old additionally expressed curiosity in defending his belt towards the Irishman.
McGregor and Poirer are set to compete in a trilogy battle this Saturday on July 10. They first locked horns at UFC 178 in 2014, the place ‘Infamous’ comfortably defeated Poirier.
Virtually seven years later, they shared the octagon for the second time at UFC 257. Poirier was capable of avenge his earlier defeat as he handed McGregor the primary knockout lack of his profession.
Their upcoming trilogy battle is taken into account one of the vital extremely anticipated clashes in latest UFC historical past.
Oliveira, who received the UFC light-weight title in Could earlier this yr, just lately interacted with TMZ sports activities. He was requested who he believes will emerge victorious within the UFC 264 headliner.
‘Do Bronx’ favored McGregor to win the trilogy battle by way of a knockout. The Brazilian additionally famous he will likely be sitting cageside on the T-Cellular Area.
Oliveira is at the moment on a nine-fight win streak. He final fought Michael Chandler at UFC 262 and efficiently captured the light-weight title by knocking him out within the second spherical.
Conor McGregor desires to ‘dance with the Brazilians’ as soon as once more
Conor McGregor has set his eyes on reclaiming the UFC light-weight championship. If he breezes previous Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, his subsequent battle will likely be towards Charles Oliveira, McGregor advised BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani.
Nonetheless, ‘The Infamous’ does not see the Brazilian posing any hazard of their potential battle. McGregor expects Oliveira to “crumble” if he ever shares the octagon with the Irishman.
“He is (Charles Oliveira) timid. He is gonna crumble… It is Oliveira subsequent. We dance with the Brazilians once more and I stay up for it,” stated Conor McGregor.
The final Brazilian that Conor McGregor confronted was former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Each males competed in the principle occasion of UFC 194, the place McGregor brought about an enormous upset, knocking out Aldo in 13 seconds of the primary spherical.
McGregor is at the moment ranked No.5 within the light-weight division. A win over No.1-ranked Poirier at UFC 264 will most probably earn him a title shot.
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