According to Chael Sonnen, Conor McGregor could be a fighter to overthrow Charles Oliveira and regain the UFC lightweight title.
Sonnen, 44, considers Notorious a very dangerous game for the Bronx and has a legitimate chance of beating the Brazilian despite a 1-3 win in his last four fights and a potential injury against Dustin Poirier. . UFC 264.
The “bad guy” recently explained in a video on YouTube what a problematic opponent for former divisional UFC champion McGregor Oliveira.
“If there’s anyone who can beat Conor to become a world champion, he’s a champion now,” said Sonnen, a former three-time UFC champion contender (h / t Farah Hannun MMA Junkie). “Charles Oliveira-Conor McGregor is a great player. This is very problematic for Oliveira. Conor McGregor is a striker who has never seen this sport. Oliveira is a very dynamic striker, she has shown real fighting skills in a few fights, but has not been able to show it in other fights.
“Conor can behave on the ground,” Sonnen added. “Conor can stand up and take care of himself. There was a problem with the very high level guys in the middle. Now the question arises: Is Oliveira really a high-level guy? Is he such a high-level person? I have no answers to these questions. I’ll just share it for you, but even if it is, fans will have something very special.
McGregor is expected to break his leg in a trilogy fight with Poirier last year and be sidelined until the earliest summer.
Oliveira, meanwhile, won the UFC 269 over Poirot in the third round. The reigning lightweight champion has several UFC records, including the most wins (15) and the most finish (18), as well as promotions. Continuing a series of ten fight victories in the organization’s most competitive division.