Charles Oliveira cleared the air around his inability to put on weight ahead of his recent lightweight title fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.
Despite winning the bout, Oliveira was stripped of her title for missing the 155-pound limit on the half-pound scale.
There has been controversy around the scale, with several fighters competing on the card, including Oliveira, claiming that the scale backstage had malfunctioned. In a recent interview with Canal Encarada, Oliveira said that the UFC is not to blame for the incident.
He pointed out that the sports committee is responsible for conducting the weighing and it is their responsibility to ensure that the scale is not tampered with.
‘Do Bronx’ also confirmed that when he put on weight the night before the official weigh-in, he put a limit on it. However, it looks like the scale was skewed due to some adjustemnets made to it.
“I don’t think the UFC is to blame. I think it’s actually the athletics committee that’s in charge of the weights, isn’t it? I put the weight class on Thursday on the UFC scale. So that scale is up. changed, removed, correct?” ” [Translation courtesy – Brazilian MMA Legends]
Watch Charles Oliveira tackle the brainstorming controversy in the video below:
Islam Makhachev vows to beat Charles Oliveira at his own game
Islam Makhachev wants to fight Charles Oliveira for the championship and claims he will prove that the Brazilian’s prized grappling skills won’t work for him.
To prove his point, the Dagestani fighter told ESPN MMA that he will try to finish the 33-year-old on the ground in a potential tackle.
“I will defeat Charles. And everyone will understand [what would’ve happened if he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov]. Honestly, I believe I can finish this guy, and I really want to end him in the grappling, in his area. I know I can do this. “
Watch the full interview below:
Makhachev is currently on a 10-win streak inside the octagon, while Oliveira has won 11 in a row. They are arguably the two best boxers in lightweight and a potential clash between the pair is sure to get match fans excited.
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