Charles Oliveira sends final message to Islam Makhachev after UFC 280 faceoff: ‘I’m going to kill this man’


Charles Oliveira vowed that “the lion of the lightweights is still roaring” after facing off with Islam Makhachev for the final time Friday at UFC 280’s ceremonial weigh-ins in Abu Dhabi — and he made even more dire threats just a few moments later.

While heading backstage following the proceedings, a UFC staffer asked “Do Bronx” how he felt facing off with Makhachev for the last time, and Oliveira quickly responded in Portuguese, “I’m going to kill this man.”

” I’m going to murder this man,” Oliveira said again.

Watch the final Oliveira vs. Makhachev faceoff above.

Oliveira, a former UFC lightweight champion will try to recover the belt that he lost in May on the scales. He was a half-pound shy of the limit for the title ahead of the UFC 274 match with Justin Gaethje. Oliveira tapped out Gaethje to score his 11th straight victory inside the octagon, 10 of which have come by way of stoppage.

Makhachev, a protege of former 155-pound champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, aims to replicate his teammate’s feat by winning the UFC title. The Russian talent is riding a 10-fight winning streak, capped off by finishes over Bobby Green and Dan Hooker.