Conor McGregor Offered UFC Title Shot In January, It'd Be A Monster Fight
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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.
Your move, @TheNotoriousMMA 👀 @MikeChandlerMMA pic.twitter.com/EBf89azP3D— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 1, 2022
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."
Fighting everyday for inner peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/T62YHofZyS— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 6, 2022
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."
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