“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.”
That isn’t necessarily his first priority however. Which is still winning a UFC championship.
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.
Oliveira spoke with BloodyElbow about his future in the UFC ahead of his bout against Nik Lentz.