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Charles Oliveira guarantees he’ll bounce again from UFC 300 loss

LAS VEGAS – Charles Oliveira admits Saturday’s defeat was a painful one, however he’s prepared to maneuver ahead.

The previous UFC light-weight champion misplaced a detailed, break up determination to Arman Tsarukyan on the principle card of the historic UFC 300 occasion. He got here shut in ending Tsarukyan (22-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) in a few submission makes an attempt, however simply wasn’t capable of get the job achieved ultimately.

Oliveira (34-10 MMA, 22-10 UFC) isn’t prepared to surrender on his title desires and guarantees to bounce again from the defeat.

“Howdy, my household. I simply wish to thank everybody with all my coronary heart,” Oliveira mentioned in Portuguese in a video message posted on his social media. “Not day by day goes to be a day of glory. It was a tough battle. We had the chance to submit and even knock him out, however I couldn’t discover myself.”

“I obtained some stitches over my eye, I’m a bit swollen, however I’m superb. I already cried. It’s a part of the sport. I’m going to maneuver on now. I’ll return house, be with my household, and begin coaching once more. I hope that you’ll proceed to cheer for me as a result of every little thing I’m going by way of in life now’s great. Thanks, thanks, thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.

“What I can promise is that I’ll come again stronger. It’s the sport, there’s not a lot to be achieved. I had a beautiful camp, a beautiful weight lower this week, however that’s it. Right this moment wasn’t the day. It wasn’t meant to be. Thanks. I’m superb, and I’ll come again higher.”

With the defeat, Oliveira is now 1-1 since dropping the UFC light-weight title to Islam Makhachev again in October 2022. Previous to UFC 300, Oliveira had shortly stopped Dariush by first-round TKO. Oliveira was speculated to battle Makhachev for the belt final October, however he sustained a lower and was changed by Alexander Volkanovski, who was knocked out by Makhachev.

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