Charles Oliveira hit back at former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen after the American commented on his behavior. The UFC recently booked ‘Do Bronx’ for a title fight against Michael chandler, who will define the new lightweight champion following the official retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
While Sonnen agrees the Brazilian deserves to fight for 155lb gold, “ The American Gangster ” had harsh criticisms for Charles Oliveira’s lack of trash.
Talk to the Brazilian PVT YouTube channel, Oliveira went against Sonnen’s analysis. “Do Bronx” claimed he didn’t need to promote himself in this way to prove his worth.
“The question here is: is [Chael Sonnen] have you ever become a UFC champion? He’s never been a UFC champion. It’s all about talking. It was the only thing he was doing at the time. Did he make any money? Maybe he made some money. But, in reality, each of us sells fights differently, ”said Charles Oliveira (Sportskeeda translation).
“Do you want to see a show? Put me in the cage and close it. I might lose the fight, but it will be a show. It will be a war. Same if I win. Those guys who say that I do everything wrong, I don’t speak badly enough, I just ignore them. It doesn’t change anything for me, “he concluded.
With an eight-game winning streak, Charles Oliveira looks like one of the most dangerous fighters at 155 lbs. He hopes to confirm this at UFC 262 on May 15.
What does Charles Oliveira think of trash-talkers like Conor McGregor?
Known for his lyrics outside of the Octagon, as much as his movements inside it, Conor McGregor is one of the most famous trash talkers in UFC history.
The Irishman has arguably seen some opponents mentally defeated even before entering the cage against them. Even though Charles Oliveira recognizes this, he doesn’t think it suits his style.
“Conor is a phenomenal fan of trash. A UFC champion, well done. He made a lot of money, well done. Congratulations. But I want to be a champion by behaving the same way I always did. [Being] humble, down to earth, respectful, no trash talk, ”said Charles Oliveira.
As for the upcoming McGregor and Dustin Poirier trilogy fight, ‘Do Bronx’ preferred to maintain its original position, standing with Poirier as favorite.
“I think Dustin will win again because of his state of mind right now. But Conor is very dangerous in the first two laps,” said Charles Oliveira.