Sean O’Malley Believes Charles Oliveira Would Be A Problem For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Sean O’Malley has a fight scheduled for July 2, 2022 against Pedro Munhoz. The bantamweight recently sat down with Canal Encarada for a interview, in which he was asked about his thoughts on a potential Charles Oliveira vs Khabib Nurmagonedov matchup, if Khabib came out of retirement which he announced in October 2020. O’Malley likes Charles’ chances if it were to take place. This is what he had to say.

That’s the one interesting fight that I would like to see if Khabib came back in the division, It would be Charles. Everyone else I think Khabib kind of mauls. I think Charles is the only one that can really give Khabib problems and, who knows, maybe that’s why Khabib stepped away. Maybe he saw, ‘I don’t want that guy.’ Who knows, but yeah, that’s one fight that I would be interested in seeing Khabib come back for. It would be a massive fight.

– Sean O’Malley via Canal Encarada Interview

Charles Oliveira was the Lightweight Champion of the world, but was stripped of the title after missing weight for his fight against Justin Gaethje, in which Charles ended up winning. Currently, there is no Lightweight champion. But, O’Malley believes Charles is the rightful Lightweight Champion.

Charles is the champ and everyone knows it, that’s just it. I don’t think anybody looks at him as not being the champ. I don’t think you can find one person that thinks he’s not the champ or wouldn’t call him the champ. I hope he got his pay-per-view money, I hope he is making the championship money going into the next fight. Everyone’s got to look at him as the champ, the fight’s he’s been doing, the performances he’s been putting on. Charles Oliveira’s the champ and everyone knows it.

– Sean O’Malley via Canal Encarada Interview

Charles Oliveira vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov would surely be a massive fight for the lightweight division. This actually happening remains to be seen.

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