Following UFC 274, the lightweight division has erupted into a frenzy. After missing weight for his main event against Justin Gaethje. Charles Oliveira remains the man with the target on his back without the title in the community, Islam Makhachev included.
Oliveira took less than a round to defeat “The Highlight” in his second UFC title defense. Oliveira forced Gaethje to submit with a rear-naked choke submission at 3:22, continuing his record 11-fight winning streak. The victory would have been “Do Bronx’s” second successful title defense. If he hadn’t been stripped of the UFC Lightweight belt for being half a pound overweight.
When he competes again, the former champion will seek to recapture what he never lost inside the Octagon. When Oliveira suggested fighting both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz on the same night, the No. 4-ranked UFC Lightweight Islam Makhachev.
“It’s hilarious you calling out Nate who hasn’t won a fight in years. While also saying I have to earn anything,” Makhachev said “Just tell it straight that you’re frightened to lose. Your jiu jitsu won’t work in our battle and you know that.”
Coming to the Aid Rafael dos Anjos fired back at the Islam Makhachev
“Shut up Islam,” Rafael dos Anjos quote tweeted Islam“The only guys scared to lose here it’s you. You got exposed on that fight week by bluff and not taking the fight. Beneil is waiting for you.”
Dariush and dos Anjos have both been planned to face Makhachev in recent years, but neither has materialised. Due to various factors affecting all three parties. Makhachev (22-1) most recently defeated Bobby Green by technical knockout in the first round in February 2022.
“I was there on Feb 26 for Beniel, and was there twice for you on Oct 24 2020 and Oct 30 21, but you never showed up,” Makhachev responded “So shut your mouth you Mcchicken slap boy”
“I was there twice for you, don’t play this game,” dos Anjos said “When I called your bluff on fight week, you pulled out.”
Dos Anjos’ last fight also ended in a draw. Renato “Moicano” Carneiro was brought into the fight against Rafael Fiziev at UFC 272 when Fiziev tested positive for COVID-19. The Rafaels have been rescheduled to fight on July 9, 2022.