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'Matured', Charles Oliveira makes no future plans in the UFC and would accept a Metamoris invite

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Charles "Do Bronx" wants to beat Nik Lentz before looking ahead in his UFC career and would like to fight in Metamoris.

Hannah Peters

Owner of six submission wins inside the octagon, the still young Charles Oliveira hopes to get one more victory in 2014 - after submitting Andy Ogle and Hatsu Hioki -, against Nik Lentz, at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Souza, on September 5. Claiming to Bloody Elbow to be now a more mature fighter and focusing in giving one more step forward at Featherweight division, the 24-year-old Brazilian would be also interested in a Metamoris match, like MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett,

"I would surely accept an invite to compete at Metamoris. If there is no conflict with UFC, I would accept to fight there. In the UFC we have excellent grapplers. Ronaldo "Jacare" and Thiago Tavares from Brazil, for example, Jim Miller from America. If I have the green light from the UFC, for sure that I would fight."

However, the main goal of Charles "Do Bronx" is to solidify his name in his division but without the hurry from the past.

I always want to be well placed. I want to be one of the best fighters, face the best competitors. The division have great fighters, I don't think that I'm far away from the best men. But my focus now is to beat Lentz. After that, I will seat with my team and see what to do. I had the objective of winning three fights this year, I've already won two. I'm more mature now. Before, after winning two, I wanted to fight again soon without much thinking. Everything happens in the right time and, when my time to fight for the belt comes, I will fight.

In a match for the Lightweight division, Oliveira submitted Lentz on June of 2011, but the bout was ruled a No Contest by Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission because of a illegal knee landed by Oliveira right before the finish. Now fighting as 145-pounders, Lentz is the 8th in his UFC official divisional ranking, while "Do Bronx" is the 14th.