Charles Oliveira has lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, after Makhachev dropped him to the canvas with a big right hand – and submitted him with an Arm Triangle.
Leading up to the fight, there were no kind words exchanged between Oliveira’s and Makhachev’s teams.
For instance, Khabib Nurmagomedov – Makhachev’s coach – exchanged harsh words with the Brazilian on several occasions, even saying that he wouldn’t turn up for the match.
However, at the UFC 280 post-fight interview, Oliveira revealed that the beef between him and Khabib was done with.
Here’s what Khabib told him after the match:
This is a sport that we know exactly what it’s all about and we actually have to promote fights. And this is what we did. This is exactly what we did. And we understand the things we have to do to promote them.
He came up to me and just basically said that everything was just promoting the fight, that he had respect for me.
And I mean, he is a great champion. He has an amazing journey in the sport. And now, he has a great champion next to him.
And all he was doing was basically saying that he respects me, and that it was all part of the game, and that’s what it is.