Conor McGregor fight "very problematic" for Charles Oliveira as hype continues

Conor McGregor has been told that his potential fight with Charles Oliveira could be "very problematic" for the UFC lightweight Championship holder.

Oliveira claimed the vacant title back in May after beating Michael Chandler in a second round knockout.

And he defended the title against McGregor's bitter rival Dustin Poirier in December to extend his current unbeaten run to 10 fights, also including a win over Tony Ferguson.

Despite back-to-back defeats to Poirier, McGregor is being tipped to take on Oliveira in the not too distant future.

And speaking on his YouTube channel, via MMA Fighting, all-round UFC legend Chael Sonnen admitted that such a fight could pose a problem for Oliveira.

The former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight challenger explained: "If there’s anybody that Conor is likely to beat to become the world champion, it is the sitting champion, right now.

"Charles Oliveira-Conor McGregor is a fascinating matchup. It is very problematic for Oliveira.

"Conor McGregor is as good of a striker as this sport has ever seen.

"Oliveira is a very dynamic striker who showed some real wrestling prowess in a couple of contests but in other contests didn’t."

Sonnen also talked up McGregor's ability in the ring, despite his recent results, insisting such a fight would be "very special".

He added: "Conor can handle himself on the ground. Conor can take care of himself on the feet. The in-between has been a problem with very high-level guys.

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"So now you start to have a question of, is Oliveira a really high level guy? Is he that high enough of a level guy?

"I don’t have the answers to these questions. I’m just sharing for you, however this goes, the fans are going to get something very special."

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