“He fought a guy for three rounds. I knocked him out with my left hand,” Oliveira told the interviewer, “So whatever the hype is, whatever the talk is, I don’t listen to it. The champion is Charles Oliveira, and it’s gonna stay this way.”
“He,” of course, is Justin Gaethje. And as for “him,” that’s Michael Chandler Oliveira is speaking about. “Listen, (Gaethje) is a truck,” Oliveira said. “He only moves forward; I only move forward. So there’s definitely gonna be collisions, definitely gonna be a clash. I’m not a jiu-jitsu fighter anymore. I’m a complete MMA fighter. I want everyone to know. It seems like guys are not getting the picture.” Gaethje has made extremely confident claims about making Oliveira “walk through hell” and breaking him down in the cage on Saturday.