UFC lightweight champion (up to 70 kg), Brazilian Charles Oliveira, who played the featherweight (up to 65 kg) for a significant part of his career in the organization, said that he was ready to lose another 5 kg for the title fight.
Speaking to Combate, Charles Oliveira suggested that he will be more successful in his next run in the featherweight division because he now has a nutritionist. Oliveira is open to moving back down in weight if he has the right amount of time to properly cut the weight and prepare for a 145lbs contest. But only if it’s for the belt currently held by Alex Volkanovski.
“If I have the opportunity to fight directly for the title, giving me time to do that, I would do well. Today I have a good nutritionist, a good team that will help me with this and make it happen. But only if it was straight for the title, ”Charles Oliveira said.
Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will meet this fall after the pair coach TUF 29 for the UFC featherweight title, and the winner of Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez seems likely to be the next man to fight for the belt in this weight class. However, we all know the UFC loves doing champion vs. champion fights, so if Oliveira makes enough noise, it’s possible the UFC could consider him moving back down to featherweight to fight for that belt instead.