Sources close to Oliveira told MMA Fighting he will no longer compete due to “personal reasons,” but should be ready to fight again by November or December. Oliveira declined to comment.
Oliveira (29-8, 1 no contest) is on a seven-fight finishing streak in the UFC dating back to 2018, a run that includes submissions over Kevin Lee, Jim Miller and Clay Guida. “Do Bronx” pocketed a post-fight bonus in five of those victories.
In a social media post, Dariush said he is “currently working with the UFC to figure out out next step.”