Brush Stroke

Charles Oliveira Takes a Break From Fighting, Dismisses Rumors

By: Alok Nayak

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Recently a rumor of UFC aiming to make Charles Oliveira vs Rafael Fiziev caught MMA fans' attention.

Rafael Fiziev is ranked 6 in the lightweight division while Charles Oliveira is still the number 1 ranked lightweight after his loss to Islam Makhachev.

This was indeed an exciting matchup for the fans. However, Do Bronx is not interested in fighting Rafael Fiziev.

Responding to rumours, Charles Oliveira tweeted: "Not Happening guys. I need a break. Thank you guys!"

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Charles Oliveira suffered a crushing defeat to Islam Makhachev in the main event of UFC 280 and failed to regain the lightweight title.

Islam Makhachev proved that he was the better striker and wrestler on the night of UFC 280 when he fought Charles Oliveira.

And it seems Oliveira is disappointed after the loss and needs time away from the octagon to make adjustments and come back stronger.

Besides that, Oliveira had 4 title fights in a very short span since he won the lightweight title with the win against Michael Chandler.

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