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Conor McGregor nearly offered a shot at the UFC title in his first fight since returning from injury following a Charles Oliveira stint

CONOR McGREGOR was almost offered a UFC title shot in his first fight since returning from injury.

Charles Oliveira has called out the Irishman to a mega MMA fight – with the lightweight UFC belt on the line.

Conor McGregor could be set for a title shot on his return to UFC

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Conor McGregor could be set for a title shot on his return to UFCPhoto credit: Splash
Charles Oliveira wants to fight McGregor for the vacant lightweight title

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Charles Oliveira wants to fight McGregor for the vacant lightweight titlePhoto credit: Getty

Oliveira was forced to relinquish his title last month after missing weight before beating Justin Gaethje.

But the superstar will get the first chance to reclaim his belt.

And Oliveira admits he would love to fight McGregor, who is “very profitable”.

The Notorious has been out of action for almost a year after breaking his leg in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier.

But McGregor is now on the hunt for a new opponent as he seeks to become the UFC’s top draw once again.

And Oliveira reckons there will be a perfect opportunity for both fighters to fight for the vacant lightweight belt.

Oliveira told ESPN Brazil: “It would be a very good fight for me.

“It would put a lot of money in my pocket and that’s the most important thing.

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“And it would be really good for my legacy too, for me to have it in my story.

“Regardless of whether he comes from a loss or not, he’s a guy who made history so I think it would be great, but it’s not just me.

“If it were up to me, this fight would already be happening.

“I have a daughter to raise. Everyone wants to fight Conor, not just me.

“Everyone knows that fighting Conor is very profitable. I’m talking money and Conor knows everyone wants to fight him.”

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