Charles Oliveira called out Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor all in a span of a single day following his win over Justin Gaethje back at UFC 274.
Makhachev has called out Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title match, however, Do Bronx has decided to ignore the idea.
Oliveira has clearly stated that Makhachev fight Dariush first
In conversation with ESPN, Islam Makhachev slammed Charles Oliveira for ducking to fight him.
Even Khabib Nurmagomedov has opined Islam Makhachev deserves the next title shot.
The future of the UFC's lightweight division hangs in balance after Charles Oliveira was stripped of the lightweight gold following his missed weight-cut. Additionally, his win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 means the belt would remain vacant for a little more time.
It does make sense for Islam Makhachev to fight Beneil Dariush next considering both the fighters are worthy of a title shot.
UFC booking Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev would be straight disrespect on the name of Beneil Dariush who is also on a seven fight win-streak and fresh off a win over Tony Ferguson.