“The Notorious” Conor McGregor has stated on Twitter that he is unbeaten against Brazil and has a dilemma on whether he will cut back down to lightweight to face Oliveira or stay at his current physique.
The Notorious one tweeted out his conundrum after Charles Olveira beat Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje very convincingly in the very first round of the main event of UFC 274.
There is truth to Conors claims, as he is in fact undefeated against Brazilian fighters. He once knocked out Brazilian superstar Jose Aldo Jr. in just 13 seconds to earn his featherweight belt.
Conor has a sweet dilemma on whether to challenge again for the lightweight belt or try his luck at welterweight. Notably, Connor’s only win in his last 4 fights has come at welterweight. McGregor has been seen bulking up his physique recently after his horrible leg injury against Dustin Poirier. It would be tough for Conor to make it to lightweight again with all the bulking he has done recently.
Conor already had another challenge thrown at him by none other than Micheal Chandler, who fought and beat Tony Ferguson in the undercard of UFC: 274. McGregor has expressed interest in both the callouts in successive tweets.
But Conor was never known to be humble or respectful when accepting or calling out fights! McGregor joked about how he knocked out all of Charles Oliveria’s Brazilian compatriots in prior fights.
But the man who McGregor is so eager to fight has become one of the toughest fighters to beat in the lightweight division. After Charles Oliveria’s career resurgence, he has been on an 11-fight win streak! His last four wins have come against lightweight bigshots such as Gaethje, Poirier, Chandler, and Ferguson! That is an impressive run and a few more defenses might even put him in the GOAT contention with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Conor may have knocked out other Brazilians, But how well will he fare against “Du Bronx”? We will have to wait to find out!