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Fans want the best fights possible, they want to see the best fight the best. Super fights do just that. Super fights are what a lot of fans want. Kamaru Usman is P4P #1 right now and is on a legendary reign. He is making a run toward the legend of George St. Pierre and trying to become considered the greatest of all time, sone already think he is.

Charles Do Bronx Oliveira took the long road to the UFC title. Do Bronx came into the UFC as a young man and over the years kept on submitting his opponents until eventually he broke the record for the most submissions in UFC history. Usman and Oliveira are both current champions and both have proven incredibly hard to beat.


Most super fights blow up. This one not as much. Why? Because most people see Oliveira as too small. Coming up from featherweight and known as being skinny. Usman has power amazing one punch KO power but he does like to take his fights to the ground. This is where Oliveira is at his best.


In a battle between the welterweight and lightweight king who would win? Oliviera at 170 will still be much smaller then Usman but he rely's on his technique and wastes little energy. Oliveira is tricky, very crafty. Could Do Bronx beat Usman and become the next UFC double champ?
 

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I doubt this is going to happen. Charles Oliveira not too long ago was cutting down to featherweight. Most likely he walks around in the 170s so this is probably his natural weight. Of course Kamaru would out weigh him and I doubt that he would cut down to lightweight or a smaller catchweight.
 

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The throat injury Oliveira sustained where he tore part of his esophagus (it was something like that) in one of his losses at featherweight. Could be eating disorder related.

Some with an eating disorder force themselves to throw up food to keep their weight down.

The acid from the stomach being thrown up constantly can wear down the throat, which makes it more susceptible to tearing. While Oliveira did make the featherweight limit in the past, he might not have done so in a healthy way.

Jose Aldo's success at 135 is making people excited about moving down a weight class. It is possible Charles Oliveira could make the cut more scientifically and healthier than he did in the past. Its hard to say without knowing how good his weight cutting technique was, what weight he walks around at and how much room for improvement there is. Oliveira and his team know those things, which should put them in the best spot to make the call.
 
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