Conor McGregor reacts to Charles Oliveira defeating Justin Gaethje in the UFC 274 main event
Surprise, surpise. “The king” is back (on Twitter).
Charles Oliveira issued a callout to Conor McGregor following his win over Justin Gaethje in the UFC 274 main event.
The bout had been scheduled to be for the lightweight title, but Oliveira vacated the title after missing weight. Oliveira submitted Gaethje in the first round, meaning the strap remains vacant.
Following the bout, Oliveira issued a callout to McGregor to face him for the vacant title in his next bout.
Conor McGregor says he has some thinking to do after Charles Oliviera, Michael Chandler call him out at UFC 274
A little while later, McGregor responded to the callout via social media.
McGregor hasn’t won a lightweight bout since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205 in November 2016. He’s 1-3 since, most recently losing a pair of fights to Dustin Poirier in 2021.
Oliveira is not the only one to call out McGregor on this night. Michael Chandler also issued a passionate callout to McGregor, claiming to want him if not granted a rematch with Oliveira in the upcoming vacant title fight.
Chandler and Oliveira had a fight for the then-vacant lightweight title at UFC 262 almost exactly one year ago, with Oliveira coming from behind to score a second-round finish.