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Charles Oliveira reacts to Colby Covington call-out

A.K Jones
Charles Oliveira reacts to Colby Covington call-outGetty
Charles Oliveira is open to fighting Colby Covington.

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira isn't paying much attention to Colby Covington, even after Covington called him out. But the former champion isn't outright opposed to fighting Covington at 170 pounds. If it makes sense. 

“Man, in reality it’s like I said, it’s sitting down and looking at legacy, history, values,” Oliveira told Ag Fight. “You have to sit down. When I woke up in the morning, thousands of people were sending me messages, I sent it to Diego [Lima] and Diego said it too, I see what you think.”

He continued, “I said, ‘Diego, just sit down, talk, think, see what’s good, see what the UFC thinks about it.’ It’s not just what Charles thinks, it’s about what the UFC thinks about it. [Colby] is a talkative guy, he’s a guy who talks a lot, so let’s see. If it makes sense, if it’s something good for me, why not?”

Oliveira is coming off a loss to rising lightweight star Arman Tsarukyan but it still ranked No. 2 in the division. Covington on the the other hand has lost three of his last five appearances. He has not competed since losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 296. 

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