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Charles Oliveira wants to be the opponent of ‘GSP’

Charles Oliveira would like to be Georges St-Pierre’s opponent when he returns to the octagon for a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fight on December 14.

Fighters will be jostling at the gates for the opportunity to compete against the Quebec mixed martial arts legend. Oliveira decided to extend the invitation, during an episode of the “Trocação Franca” podcast.

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“I would really like to have the opportunity to fight with St-Pierre, it would be a huge honor,” said the 33-year-old athlete. I admire and respect him enormously. We have already met and we took a picture. He told me he was watching me fight, so that would be great.”

Oliveira, who plays in the lightweight division, will fight for the title held by Islam Makhachev in a rematch on October 21 in Abu Dhabi. He is one of the best in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on the floor with 16 victories by submission.

“Whether it’s (St-Pierre) or someone else would be great for me because it’s good for the momentum,” Oliveira said of exhibition jiu-jitsu matches. I like to stay active. Like I said, it would be great to do it against St-Pierre.”

The Brazilian shows a record of 34 wins and nine losses in mixed martial arts.

“GSP” retired in 2017 after winning the welterweight title over Michael Bisping. The 42-year-old hasn’t given a clue yet about his future opponent at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational.