Do Bronx trainer prioritizes fight against former champion over belt after UFC 300

Diego Lima does not rule out an opportunity for the title, but states that there are greater interests in his career with his pupil

Charles do Bronx in UFC victory. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Charles of the Bronx in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Without hiding his intentions in Ultimate, Diego Lima makes a point of reinforcing his long-standing interest in watching Charles of the Bronx in a duel against Conor McGregor in the organization. Although his pupil is possibly one fight away from the title, the Brazilian's coach does not hesitate when declaring that the priority would be to face the Irishman before a possible fight for the belt.

“When we talk about McGregor, everyone says: 'Wow, Lima. Stop talking about it.' It would be great to fight McGregor (…) he was the highest paid athlete of 2021 (…) a fight against him would be incredible, professionally speaking it would be incredible. If after this fight (UFC 300) we had the opportunity to fight McGregor at 77kg, we would fight. 'Ah, but what about the belt?' We will fight for the belt too, God willing. But if we really have the opportunity, that’s what we want”, said Diego in an interview with 'MMA Fighting'.


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Scheduled to perform at UFC 300, on April 13, Charles of the Bronx expects to become the next title challenger in case of victory over Arman Tsarukyan. Despite the desire for revenge against Islam makhachev, the Brazilian, as well as the coach, has already declared great interest in facing Conor McGregor in the organization.

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According to the Irish star, the plan is to return to the octagon in mid-June to face Michael chandler and then go back to venturing against other UFC athletes.

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