UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira couldn’t care less about the opinion of Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of his title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 this Saturday.
Nurmagomedov has predicted a victory for ‘The Diamond’ on Dec. 11 and, while Khabib is entitled to his opinion, ‘Do Bronx’ has got better things to do than listen to the ramblings of a retired fighter ahead of the most important fight of his career.
“I don’t really care about this talk,” Oliveira told The Schmo in a recent interview (h/t Fernando Quiles Jr. of MiddleEasy). “People can think whatever they want. Every time someone tells me I’m gonna lose I go there and prove them that they’re wrong and I get the W.”
“To be honest, I don’t care what Khabib says,” he continued. “He can say whatever he wants. He’s retired now so I don’t really care about what he has to say.”
UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier takes place on Saturday, Dec. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.