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Charles Oliveira shares how his father reacted to him being stripped of UFC lightweight title: Dad called me desperate, crying such as a child

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Charles Oliveira revealed his fathers emotional a reaction to the news he was stripped of the UFC lightweight gold.

Back May, Oliveira lost the 155-pound championship nonetheless it wasnt because of losing a bout. At the UFC 274 weigh-ins, do Bronx missed weight by simply half of a pound. He was stripped of the gold but he finished up fighting Justin Gaethje and choked him out in the initial round.

Appearing on the Podpah podcast, Oliveira revealed that his father was in tears following the UFC Lightweight Championship was vacated (h/t

Man, my father called me desperate, crying just like a child. And I was like, Relax, dont worry, well fix this, and such. But my father was just crying.

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Oliveira will undoubtedly be dealing with Islam Makhachev on Oct. 22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. The winner will undoubtedly be crowned the brand new UFC Lightweight Champion.

Talking with Sports Illustrated, Oliveira said he feels this bout is a title defense.

The belt has already been mine. If you ask me, that is another title defense I made weight, Im sure I made weight. Personally i think like I was robbed. It had been very difficult I heard my father crying, my daughter was questioning why I lost the belt. It had been very upsetting, it went against all of the dedication I placed into this. However the most significant part was that I showed my championship mentality. Even with all that happened, I pulled through but still placed on a show for everybody.

Oliveira is hoping to become two-time UFC Lightweight Champion towards the end of UFC 280. Since it stands now, Oliveira may be the betting underdog entering his showdown with Makhachev.

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