Charles Oliveira predicts he will ‘cause a lot of damage and then submit’ Dustin Poirier in December
UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira respects Dustin Poirier as a threat in the 155-pound division, but he’s still confident in his abilities to make “The Diamond” pay inside the octagon.
“Do Bronx” was sitting cageside at UFC 264 in Las Vegas earlier this month for Poirier’s trilogy bout with Conor McGregor; Poirier emerged victorious for the second time in a row against the Irishman. Oliveira said he has yet to hear from the UFC if Poirier will be the first man to challenge him for the UFC gold, but he expects it to happen.
“I believe Dustin fought Conor because he knew he would be making a lot of money,” Oliveira said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “He passed on the belt to fight for money but knew that he would be next in line with a win. I don’t know what his plans are.”
Poirier took on social media days after his win over “The Notorious” to respond to a challenge issued by Nate Diaz, a matchup that was once booked but never materialized.
“I think that a …
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