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UFC Lightweight Contenders Oliveira and Dariush Opt for Conor McGregor Bout Instead of Challenging UFC Champion Makhachev

UFC Lightweight Contenders Oliveira and Dariush Opt for Conor McGregor Bout Instead of Challenging UFC Champion Makhachev

Conor McGregor: UFC News: The co-main event of UFC’s highly anticipated return to Canada this weekend will see a thrilling matchup between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. It marks the former lightweight champion’s first appearance in the Octagon since losing his belt to Islam Makhachev, as he faces off against Dariush in what promises to […]

Conor McGregor: UFC News: The co-main event of UFC’s highly anticipated return to Canada this weekend will see a thrilling matchup between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. It marks the former lightweight champion’s first appearance in the Octagon since losing his belt to Islam Makhachev, as he faces off against Dariush in what promises to be an exciting clash.

Despite being top contenders for the UFC Lightweight title, both Oliveira and Dariush have set their sights on a different opponent – Conor McGregor. The two fighters have openly called out the Irish superstar ahead of their fight, showing that they’re eager to take on one of the biggest names in the sport. 

UFC Lightweight Contenders Oliveira and Dariush Opt for Conor McGregor Bout Instead of Challenging UFC Champion Makhachev

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Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush Ignore Makhachev’s Title Win, Call Out Conor McGregor for Next UFC Fight

As UFC 289 drew closer, the co-main event fighters, Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush, made an appearance at the media day. During an interview with ESPN MMA, the two were presented with a hypothetical scenario where they had to choose between Dustin Poirier, Islam Makhachev, and Conor McGregor for the categories of friend, training partner, and opponent.

In their responses, both fighters chose Poirier as their potential friend. However, Dariush opted to train with Makhachev and fight McGregor, while Oliveira had other plans. Oliveira stated that he would fight both Makhachev and McGregor, showing his willingness to take on the toughest competition in his division.

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Despite Islam Makhachev’s recent lightweight championship win, Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush have decided to set their sights on a different opponent – Conor McGregor. This decision highlights McGregor’s enduring star power and status as one of the biggest superstars in the sport. 

Taking on McGregor would undoubtedly lead to a significant payday for both fighters, given his massive popularity and legendary status as the first fighter to hold two titles in different divisions. Oliveira and Dariush’s willingness to fight McGregor is a testament to the Irishman’s enduring impact on the sport, and their decision shows just how much he still means to the MMA community. 

The interview provided an interesting insight into the mindset of these top-level fighters, as they demonstrated their willingness to take on the biggest challenges in the sport. With the co-main event of UFC 289 fast approaching, fans are eagerly anticipating what promises to be a thrilling night of MMA action.

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