(Video) Charles Oliveira consoles Alexander Volkanovski after his loss at UFC 284

Former UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, comforted Alexander Volkanovski after his loss against Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia. Oliveira was present as a backup athlete in case one of the headliners had to be replaced.

The bout between Makhachev and Volkanovski was intense and lasted for five rounds. However, Makhachev won via unanimous decision, becoming the new lightweight champion. After the main event, Volkanovski met his friends and supporters, and Oliveira can be seen approaching him to offer comfort.

In another clip, Oliveira can also be seen approaching Makhachev, his former opponent, and the two hugged and had a chat for some time.

Oliveira’s last outing was against Makhachev in UFC 280, where he lost in the second round via submission. His next will be against Beneil Dariush who is ranked at number 4.  Dariush is on an 8 win streak, likely to take place in UFC 288.

Charles Oliveira was mentioned as a potential coach against the Dubliner prior to the finalization of McGregor’s return. However, the language barrier for the Portuguese speaker prevented such a clash – at least on reality television.

Diego Lima spoke to Eurosport reporter, Alvaro Colmenero. He said: “If Charles (Oliveira) knew English, the UFC would have liked to make The Ultimate Fighter between him and Conor McGregor.”

Charles Oliveira’s 12 win streak was snapped in a submission loss to Islam Makhachev last fall. His last win came via submission over Justin Gaethje last May.