Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, who plans to return to the octagon this spring, is ready to consider Benil Dariush, who occupies the fourth line in the division ranking, as a potential opponent.
“April or May – I plan to return in those terms,” - said the Brazilian in an interview with The MacLife. “Conor McGregor doesn’t fight so I think we need to focus on top of the division. I’m focused on the fight in April and then on the title fight at the end of the year.”
“Everyone is talking about Benil Dariush, but I need to make this decision with my mind, not my heart. If the UFC decides I should fight him, then so be it.”
Last October at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, Charles Oliveira failed to capture the vacant UFC lightweight championship belt, losing by arm triangle choke in the second round to Islam Makhachev, and Benil Dariush scored his eighth consecutive victory at the same event, winning by unanimous decision. by Mateusz Gamrot.