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Charles Oliveira reveals family agony after dropping the UFC championship,: ‘My dad called me crying like a child’

Charles Oliveira, a former UFC lightweight champion, has won 11 straight fights and scored 10 brutal finishes. This incredible streak helped “Do Bronx” win the 155-pound title at the beginning of 2021. But after a scale failure put him over the championship limit at UFC 274, the Brazilian would later be stripped of his divisional title.

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UFC 274

Oliveira (33-8, 1 NC) was forced to leave Arizona’s Footprint Center without his championship belt despite easily defeating division bruiser Justin Gaethje. The bad news eventually reached his Brazilian father, who sobbed when he realized that the UFC would be taking away his son’s legacy.

Oliveira’s Heartbreak

“It’s not just a fight, it’s a story, it’s a legacy. It’s been 11 years in the UFC, but I started a long time ago,” Oliveira said. “How many bills did my father fail to pay? How many times did we fucking cry? How many times did we bleed for this shit? Then things started to catch on fire here in Brazil. Then it arrived at my father, who lives in the countryside on a farm. My dad called me desperate, crying like a child. And I was like, ‘Calm down, don’t worry, we’ll fix this.’ But my dad was just crying. He was like, ‘It’s a legacy, they can’t take it away.’ And fuck, I wanted to cry but needed to be like, ‘Don’t worry, be at peace,’ and such.”

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UFC 280

Oliveira, 32, will have the opportunity to reclaim his title when he squares off against top lightweight contender Islam Makhachev on October 22 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi as part of the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Unexpectedly, “Do Bronx” is still the underdog in the five-round contest.

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In a “champ champ” fight against the current featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski, who intends to make his debut at lightweight in early 2022 with the 155-pound belt on the line, the victor is anticipated to make his first title defense. Unless the victor of this fight is capable of putting forth a stronger case.

Nischal Bahuguna
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Nischal is a martial arts practitioner and loves the technical aspect of martial arts. Here at The Sports Lite he technically reviews UFC fights. He is pursuing a career in marketing and enjoys exploring off-road trails, going on weekend hikes, and having new experiences.

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