Charles Oliveira to Nurmagomedov: "Hope to see you soon"
Brazilian professional mixed martial artist Charles Oliveira is hoping to be the one UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces next.
UFC president Dana White revealed how his meeting with Nurmagomedov went on the broadcast of UFC Fight Island 7 yesterday. While Nurmagomedov didn’t outright say if he was going to return or not, he did mention that if a lightweight impressed him, he could return.
And Oliveira was notably one name to have impressed him already following his win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 last month.
"He’s (Khabib Nurmagomedov) accomplished everything he wanted to — set out to accomplish," White said. “He thought that (Charles) Oliveira looked really good in his last fight against Tony Ferguson. So next Saturday, we got the (Conor) McGregor, (Dustin) Poirier fight, and (Michael) Chandler and (Dan) Hooker on there (UFC 257).
Oliveira was naturally pleased to hear that as he sent a message to Nurmagomedov on social media soon after.
"Thank you @TeamKhabib. All due respect, I delivered, and I feel ready to challenge you for the gold. Let’s go! I hope to see you soon," he wrote on Twitter.