Conor McGregor wants a shot at UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
Following the Brazil representative submission win over Dustin Poirier on Saturday at UFC 269, former two-division champion McGregor asked when he’d be facing the champ.
“So what date am I fighting Oliveira?” he tweeted.
Despite having just one win at 155 pounds in the UFC, McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) had said prior to UFC 269 that he’d be fighting for the title in his return once his leg heals from the break he suffered in his most recent TKO loss to Poirier in July.
McGregor’s two UFC title wins came in spectacular fashion, knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to claim the featherweight title and finishing Eddie Alvarez in dominant fashion to capture the lightweight title in 2015 and 2016.
McGregor is coming off back-to-back stoppage losses to Poirier, but that has never stopped the Irish superstar and sport’s biggest draw from gunning for UFC gold.
Prior to his title defense against Poirier, Oliveira stated that he’s confident he could knock out McGregor if they fought. McGregor’s reaction to Oliveira’s first title defense seemed slightly celebratory, but it didn’t come without a jab, referencing his time when he dethroned Brazilian legend Aldo to win the 145-pound title.