Conor McGregor considers Charles Oliveira bout despite being built like a fridge
Conor McGregor has been left with a decision to make after Charles Oliveira called him out following him his UFC 274 victory.
Oliveira, who was stripped of the lightweight belt for not making weight earlier this week, swiftly dispatched Justin Gaethje with a rear-naked choke in the first round of the main event before asking: "Hey, Conor McGregor, you coming up or you gonna run away?"
The Notorious, who has previously said he wants to go straight into the title picture upon his return to the Octagon, was watching on at home and responded on social media. He wrote: "I’m not sure I wish to cut the weight.
"I am really enjoying being built like a refrigerator. I feel I want to fight at this size just to watch it back lol. But I’d love to fight the Brazilian, 100 per cent! I love Brazil and I’m unbeaten against Brazil. All KO’s. I’ve some thinking to do."
McGregor has significantly bulked up since breaking his leg in his last fight against Dustin Poirier in July 2021, so a cut down to 155lbs seems unlikely at this stage.
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He was also challenged by lightweight contender Michael Chandler, who brutally knocked out Tony Ferguson with a front kick earlier in the night and proposed a step up two divisions to fight him at 170lbs.
McGregor seemed more enthused by that prospect as he replied: "I’d have a nice knock off this guy, no doubt about it. A firework spectacle. I like the 170 shout also. Tipped him over.
"I’m definitely game to fight this guy at some stage in my career. I see it happening after tonight. Congrats on a solid win Michael and another barnstormer."
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