McGregor baits Oliveira into heated exchange after public call-out
Conor McGregor baits Charles Oliveira into heated exchange after public call-out following Brazilian’s TKO win over Michael Chandler
- Conor McGregor was watching on as Charles Oliveira beat Michael Chandler
- The Brazilian recovered from early punishment to take a second round TKO win
- McGregor issued a cryptic tweet in the aftermath of Oliveira taking the belt
- Oliveira snapped back at McGregor and told him to beat Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor has clashed with the new UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira after appearing to call him out online.
McGregor was watching on as Oliveira beat Michael Chandler in ruthless fashion with a second round TKO on Saturday, earning the belt as a result.
Not one to hold his thoughts, McGregor caused a stir after appearing to offer the Brazilian a back-handed compliment.
Conor McGregor traded words with Charles Oliveira following the Brazilian’s title victory
McGregor issued a tweet which appeared to be taunting Oliveira after his victory
McGregor tweeted: ‘Congrats to Oliveira on becoming the 11th UFC lightweight champion. Wonder who Twelve is…’
Oliveira reacted to this provocation by responding to the Irishman via reporters, saying: ‘Conor, since you’re so tough, first beat Dustin, then come to Brazil and I’ll put you on your a**.
‘He’s just one of these guys that talks a lot. He needs to beat Dustin first.’
McGregor is soon set to get back inside the Octagon with Poirier after his shock defeat to the American in January.
Oliveira overcame a barrage of attacks in the first round to defeat Michael Chandler
Chandler was left rocked as Oliveira became the UFC’s new lightweight champion of the world
Dustin Poirier himself contacted Oliveira after his win but opted to send a classy note of congratulations, saying: ‘Congratulations @CharlesDoBronxs, you earned that the hard way! Head up @MikeChandlerMMA highest of the highs and lowest of the lows.’
Speaking after the clash Oliveira said on camera: ‘I told you I was going to knock him out, and I came and knocked him out.
‘I’m proving to everybody, I’m the lion of lions.
‘Michael, you’re a great champion, but today was my day. Michael said I couldn’t take pressure, and he hit, hit, hit. And I’m still here. Here’s the belt!’
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