Oliveira recently called out the surging Chimaev, wishing to face him at welterweight.
“I’ll take the fight no one else wants,” Oliveira told MMA Junkie. “Chimaev, I’m ready for a fight at welterweight right now. I see you picking and choosing opponents. I’m right here.”
The Brazilian is currently riding a two fight winning streak, picking up wins over Max Griffin and Peter Sobotta. Chimaev has already earned three wins in the UFC, with the latest coming over Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11. Chimaev hasn’t picked an opponent to fight next, but Oliveira is itching for Chimaev to pick him to be his next Octagon challenge.
“I’m itching to fight Chimaev,” Oliveira said. “If you want to pick and choose opponents, I’ll fight you.”