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Charles Oliveira Wants a Fight With Max Holloway

December 17, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Charles Oliveira spoke following his win over Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 31 about his next fight and more. Highlights are below per MMAjunkie:

On the weight class for his next fight: “I just want to fight. I want to fight and be champion. It will come in due time … I will keep fighting. I want to fight at 155. I think it’s 155 that (coach) ‘Macaco’ wants. That what my team wants. I listened to them to stay training, to stay focused. It’s been working and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

On coming in well below his required weight limit for the fight: “I just want to prove that I’m becoming more and more professional. That we’re on the right team, with the right people around me. That I’m a new Charles, a new era, a new kid.”

On calling out Max Holloway: “Max Holloway said he wanted to move up a division. I want to fight the champions. He’s the champion. If he wants to come, I’m ready. No matter where, wherever he wants, whenever.”

On wanting to fight at UFC on ESPN+ 2 in February. “Get me one of the top-10 in the division, whomever they want to put me against, I’ll be ready.”