UFC Fight Night main event winner Max Holloway may have his sights set on the likes of Frankie Edgar and Conor McGregor, now, but Charles Oliveira hopes for a rematch of the Sunday fight in Saskatoon that ended when he unexpectedly injured himself a minute and a half into the fight. As it turns out, the Brazilian came into the fight with Holloway with an existing neck injury that he'd hoped physical therapy had corrected.
At the moment he shot in for a takedown against Holloway, he reaggravated it, however, and was forced to wave himself off. "I injured my neck in training, but did physical therapy and thought everything was fine," he told Guilherme Cruz from the hospital that he had been taken to Sunday and where he was still being examined Monday morning..
"But when I fell against the cage, everything went numb. I couldn't feel my body."
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Understandably, Oliveira feels as though the fight with Holloway never really got going. As such, he wants to run it back and get in there again with the Hawaiian as soon as he is healthy enough to.
"I trained really hard for this fight," Oliveira said.
"I would like a rematch because there was no fight. I got injured literally the first time I attacked."