Oliveira refused to rematch with Makhachev in January

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Mentor Charles Oliveira Diego Lima said that his ward was offered an immediate rematch with the current title holder Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev - Charles Oliveira
Islam Makhachev - Charles Oliveira

“We had a great interest in the duel with Makhachev in Rio. A week later, the promotion contacted us and offered a rematch - we had to give an answer.

I discussed this with Charles. He is not injured, but there is emotional stress. Charles is the only one who fought all the fighters from the top 5 during the year. Champions usually hide, they want to compete once a year. This is not about Charles, but we prefer to give him a well-deserved vacation, ”said the specialist in an interview with Super Lutas.

Recall that on October 22 at UFC 280, Makhachev defeated Oliveira by choke in the second round.

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