Mateusz Gamrot Criticizes Charles Oliveira for Challenging Colby Covington

So, I wanted to fight Oliveira, right? But guess what? He shouts out Colby’s name instead. A dude who barely steps into the octagon once a year. And his record? A not-so-stellar 2-3 since 2019.

We all thought Charles was made of tougher stuff. “@CharlesDoBronxs, you know the heat I bring on the mat. But maybe, just maybe, that’s exactly why you’re leaning towards Colby.”

This was Mateusz Gamrot, folks, spilling the tea on May 22, 2024.

Now, onto Gamrot’s stance. He’s pretty convinced Oliveira’s dodging him. And why wouldn’t he? After all, Gamrot’s been on Oliveira’s case for a while, especially after “do Bronx” hinted at a summer comeback. Oliveira, though, seems to be eyeing bigger fish, shrugging off a clash with Gamrot. His sights? A potential backup spot for McGregor vs. Chandler at UFC 303, or even a welterweight tussle with Colby Covington.

Gamrot’s not having any of it. He took to X (y’know, the artist formerly known as Twitter) to voice his frustrations. “Called out Colby instead of facing me. A guy who’s barely active and hasn’t had the best run since 2019. Thought you were above that, Charles. I’ve got the skills to challenge you on the ground, but perhaps that’s your very reason to avoid me,” he penned, clearly irked.

As for Oliveira, he’s fresh off a nail-biter of a split decision loss to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 in April. Before this setback, he had been on an impressive tear, racking up wins and even securing a title eliminator bout with a knockout victory over Beneil Dariush. Dariush, by the way, had previously bested Gamrot by decision in 2022. Before his recent hiccups, Oliveira was on fire, stringing together 11 straight victories, including high-profile wins over Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, and Michael Chandler.

Gamrot’s own UFC journey has been a rollercoaster. After a split decision loss to Guram Kutateladze on his debut in 2020, he went on a winning spree, only to be halted by Dariush. Yet, he bounced back, amassing a three-fight win streak, capped off with a unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 299 in March.

And there you have it. The MMA drama unfolds, with fighters calling each other out, dodging, and weaving through potential matchups. It’s all part of the game, folks. The anticipation, the strategy, the callouts—it’s what keeps the sport thrilling. Let’s see how this one plays out, shall we?

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