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Dariush backs up Oliveira – commands Khabib to stop playing games!

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Former UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomodov. Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie – USA TODAY Sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov recently came with a strange prediction ahead of the lightweight title bout between Islam Makhachev and former champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 280.

“I just think Charles Oliveira will not show up in Abu Dhabi and the UFC will replace Charles with Beneil Dariush,” Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter.

Now, top ranked lightweight Beneil Dariush had enough and backed up Oliveira when asked about Khabib’s comments.

“I think these guys have been in this for too long because everybody’s playing games. Sometimes, you just got to chill out. The fight’s happening, relax, take your time, and let it play out the way it’s supposed to. Let’s stop with these games,” Dariush said in a recent interview with Helen Yee.

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Beneil Dariush: “Why insult the champion?”

No. 6 ranked lightweight defended “do Bronx”, claiming that the Brazilian is the champion, even if he was stripped of his title back in May due to missing weight.

“Charles goes out there and dies every time he fights. He’s like ‘kill or be killed.’ Why insult the champion? I don’t know what that was about, but I think Charles will be there,” Dariush said.

Riding a seven-fight winning streak, Beneil Dariush is scheduled to face No. 9 ranked Mateusz Gamrot on UFC 280.

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