Charles Oliveira believes he may be ‘too quiet’ to be marketed as a UFC superstar but is confident that his performances within the octagon will win fans in the long run.
“Maybe it’s not so good [the UFC] I’m very quiet, but I compensate for the inside of the Octagon, ”said the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion MMA Fighting Recently appeared on the Trocação Franca podcast (via Transcript) Nicole Bosco of MMA News) “I’m not one of these guys who’s talking and seeking attention. I look into the octagon.
Oliveira was the dark horse of the UFC lightweight division before he fought Michael Chandler for the vacant title at UFC 262, quietly chipping away at the rankings before finally fighting for the vacant title at UFC 262. ‘Do Bronx’, he has the most finishes (17) and submission wins (14)) in UFC history, winning the fight through a second round TKO.
He is set to return to the octagon on December 11 when he faces former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at the UFC 269 main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.