"Now that I’m on UFC, I can focus exclusively on my trainings, in my future. Before I didn’t have enough money to buy stuff. I have a girlfriend, Thalita, and sometimes I wanted to take her out for a nice meal and I couldn’t afford it. Now I can go out with her and it what I want… So it’s much better ... Literally a dream. Now, I’m not great. But I can buy my stuff. Well, I bought a new closet. My house is humble, who knows me I almost live on a slum. Now, thanks God, if my girlfriend says: 'Baby, I want to eat a cheeseburger with salad today', I can afford it. If my friend comes to ask me: 'Charles, I’m feeling like eating something but I can’t afford it', I go there and help him. I’m a humble guy, I like to help my friends. Thanks God I’m living my dream, a new life."
Undefeated lightweight sensation Charles Oliveira (14-0), fresh off his "Submission of the Night" against Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 champion Efrain Escudero at UFC Fight Night 22 in Austin, Texas, tells Tatame.com that he's ready for whatever the promotion can throw at him, including Jim Miller at UFC 124, as he plows through the crowded 155-pound division. "Do Bronx" is just 20-years-old and has already created quite a buzz for his performances and penchant for finishing his opponents. Anyone want to give the over/under on a future title fight for this talented Brazilian? Six months? One year? Never?