Charles Oliveira is the former UFC lightweight champion. He recently made headlines for his impressive performance in a harness racing exhibition race.
Despite being known for his prowess in the octagon, the 33-year-old Brazilian has a range of hobbies, including football and content creation on OnlyFans. However, one of his more unique hobbies is harness racing.
Harness racing is similar to horse racing, but instead of riders, the racers sit on a special two-wheeled cart called a sulky, which the horse pulls.
Although the sport is not as well-known as others, Oliveira is a fan and even competes in it himself. In a recent exhibition race, he challenged former champion Tim Tetrick, and the two competitors seemed to have a great time racing against each other. However, Oliveira’s intense training paid off as he emerged victorious and received praise from the Hall of Famer.
While Oliveira has found success in other sports, his recent performance in the UFC has not been as impressive. He was forced to break his 11-win streak after losing to Islam Makhachev in October of last year. Furthermore, he failed to attain the vacant lightweight belt after being submitted by the Dagestani in the second round.
Horse on Left Shoulder
Horse on Left Arm
Horse on Left bicep
4. Horse on Forearm
Despite these setbacks, Oliveira has not given up on his dreams of reclaiming the belt. To do so, he must first get past top contender Beneil Dariush. However, Oliveira was forced to withdraw from their scheduled UFC 288 match due to injury sustained during wrestling practice.
Although he was disappointed about missing the date, Oliveira remains determined to get back into the octagon and prove his worth. He said, “We’ll continue working and stay focused.”
The bout has been since rescheduled.
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