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Charles Oliveira prepared to be backup for Conor McGregor vs. Chandler

Charles Oliveira supplied his companies to be the backup for Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler.

McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) returns from an nearly three-year layoff to face Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) within the UFC 303 headliner June 29 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+).

Oliveira (34-10 MMA, 22-10 UFC) sees a reserve function as a win-win scenario for him, but when it’s McGregor that he will get a chance to face, his provide comes with a stipulation.

“Cease speaking about 170 and Conor McGregor,” Oliveira stated by way of an interpreter throughout a UFC 301 media scrum (h/t MMA Combating). “I supplied myself to be the alternate for that battle, and clearly, I’m down for that. I’d make some cash if I don’t battle, and if I do battle, then superior.

“The one situation is that if I had been to battle McGregor, then I’d need to re-negotiate that (contract) earlier than. As soon as I stated that, everybody began speaking about me and transferring to 170, however that’s not precisely what it’s.”

Oliveira already holds a win over Chandler, ending him by second-round TKO of their vacant light-weight title battle in Could 2021. The previous light-weight champion is coming off a slender loss to Arman Tsarukyan of their No. 1 contender bout at UFC 300. Previous to that, he completed Beneil Dariush by first-round TKO at UFC 289.

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