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Charles Oliveira Says He Didn’t Stop Training After His Last Fight, Talks UFC on ESPN+ 2 Bout

January 31, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Charles Oliveira spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with David Teymur at UFC on ESPN+ 2. Highlights are below:

On extending his UFC record for the most career submissions: “I want to break records. I want to be one of the best. That’s why I’m here.”

On turning things around after his recent losing streak: “It’s all about training and dedication. It’s not like I didn’t do that before. But I think I’m a new Charles. It’s a new moment. After my fights, when I come home, I don’t even take a break. I go back to training. I stay ready. I think I’ve improved because I’m focused at all times, training at all times, with the right people, in the right place.”

On Teymur: “He’s very tough on the feet. He defends takedowns very well. He’s been doing quite well in the UFC and is deserving of respect. But now is my time. It’s going to be a difficult bout, but in the end my arm will be raised.”

On his training regimen: “My training didn’t even stop. I just continued the training from my previous fights. I’ve been keeping focused, ready and fit. We’re just preparing a good strategy for my next opponent. I don’t stop. I’ve been doing work at Chute Boxe Diego Lima, and at my own Charles Oliveira academy, along with Macaco Gold Team. My plans for the future are simply to be happy and to reach my aim – which is the UFC belt.”