• US States

Explore sports news

Combat Sports
4 min read

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Bisping Weighs In on McGregor-Oliveira Fight

It’s Not Impossible

Former UFC Middleweight champion and all-around legend Michael Bisping believes Conor McGregor could reasonably beat the lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. When he speaks, people tend to listen, and here’s what Bisping had to say. Bjpenn.com had the news.

On Saturday night at UFC 269, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira (32-8-0 20-80 1 NC UFC) defeated Dustin Poirier (28-7-0 20-6-0 UFC) by submission in the third round to retain the 155-pound title. Next in line for the title is most likely Justin Gaethje, but Conor McGregor’s star power cannot rule him out of a title shot.

Michael Bisping, via Sportskeeda, said:

“Conor’s done a great job being absolutely polarizing, you know. Polarizing is great, half of them want you to f***ing win with passion and the other half want you f***ing lose with passion. And when you are a f***ing fight guy, that’s the best position to be in. ‘Cos either way people are tuning in to watch you fight. And hey, it’s not impossible. He could come back and knock out Charles Oliveira. Of course he could. It would be insulting to say otherwise. Of course he could. Do I see it happening? I don’t know. More than likely, not.”

On whether Conor could get a title shot in his return

Can’t Count Him Out

Conor McGregor has proven time and time again that he can knock out the lightweight division’s best, but he would most likely need to win a few more fights to work his way back to championship contender status in a fair world. However, his draw is enough to give him a legitimate chance at the title, even coming off two losses.

It is odd to think Oliveira could be knocked out, though, as he has shown unbelievable resilience in his last two fights to win and retain the title. If he can win the belt in a fantastic way, he surely could hang in there with Conor McGregor.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Cooper_Burke9 for more sports news and discussions. Also, make sure to follow @OT_Heroics for all your sporting needs and @OTHeroicsMMA for all things mixed martial arts!

Featured Image Credits To Embed from Getty Images

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest sports news, exclusive stories, and updates. Stay Up-to-Date!