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Conor McGregor Offered UFC Title Shot In January, It'd Be A Monster Fight

Nasir Jabbar

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Conor McGregor Offered UFC Title Shot In January, It'd Be A Monster Fight

​Conor McGregor has been offered a blockbuster title shot in his UFC comeback. 

​The 33-year-old is closing in on his Octagon return following his leg-break against Dustin Poirier last year. 

There's no shortage of potential opponents for the 'Notorious', with the likes of Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler calling for a showdown.

Not to mention Charles Oliveira​ who wants to welcome the UFC superstar back to action. 

The Brazilian, who was stripped of the UFC lightweight title before his victory over Justin Gaethje, is eyeing a fight against McGregor in Brazil in January. 

Speaking to Combate, he said: "I really want a fight with McGregor in Brazil, in January.

"That would be really nice. Everyone knows I’m interested in that fight because of the money."

The former UFC lightweight king added: "But if the UFC wants me to fight Islam Makhachev next, they better put a lot of money in my bank account.

"The place doesn’t matter. I’m a professional, I’m the champ. Make it happen."

Oliveira​ is on an 11-fight winning streak and has defeated the likes of Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Gaethje. 

As for McGregor, he hasn't won a UFC fight since January 2020 when he stopped Donald Cerrone. 

But former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen likes McGregor's chances against Oliveira​.

"If there’s anybody that Conor is likely to beat to become the world champion, it is the sitting champion, right now," he explained. 

"Charles Oliveira-Conor McGregor is a fascinating matchup. It is very problematic for Oliveira.

"Conor McGregor is as good of a striker as this sport has ever seen.

"Oliveira is a very dynamic striker who showed some real wrestling prowess in a couple of contests but in other contests didn’t."

Sonnen continued: "Conor can handle himself on the ground. Conor can take care of himself on the feet. The in-between has been a problem with very high-level guys.

"So now you start to have a question of, is Oliveira a really high level guy? Is he that high enough of a level guy?

"I don’t have the answers to these questions. I’m just sharing for you, however this goes, the fans are going to get something very special."

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/Alamy

Topics: UFC, Conor McGregor, Charles Oliveira

Nasir Jabbar
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