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    UFC champion Charles Oliveira reveals he’s nearly blind when he takes off his glasses –


    UFC champion Charles Oliveira recently revealed that he is nearly blind when not wearing his glasses.

    Oliveira (32-8 MMA) successfully defended his 155lbs title for the first time last month at UFC 269 when he submitted Dustin Poirier with a rear-naked choke in round three (see that here).

    That spectacular finish marked the Brazilian champions tenth victory in a row, a feat which is even more remarkable now that we know he is fighting while visually impaired.

    Charles Oliveira
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    Charles Oliveira recently joined Flow podcast where he revealed that his eye sight is so bad he actually sees three fighters at once while in the Octagon.

    โ€œI see three [faces]. If I hit the middle one, thatโ€™s fine,โ€ said Oliveira (h/t MMAMania). โ€œI think keep this same technique. Three guys for me is perfect. If I hit the one in the middle, itโ€™s good. Iโ€™ll tell you the truth, Iโ€™m a guy who has a lot of faith in God and itโ€™s no joke. If I take my glasses off, I only see 50 per cent but it never hindered me in a fight.โ€

    Charles Oliveira continued:

    โ€œIt never hindered me in a fight. Sometimes I walk in without the glasses, sometimes I walk in with the glasses. It depends on my vibe. Sometimes I like to walk in with glasses to look harmless and more nerdy than I already am. And when I take my glasses off, itโ€™s normal, I can see my opponent on the other side. God blesses me so much that I can see normal. But on the streets, if I take them off, Iโ€™m blind.โ€

    Charles Oliveira recently created a poll for fans to decide who he will fight next, Justin Gaethje or Conor McGregor.

    What do you make of the news that โ€˜Do Bronxโ€™ has been fighting and winning with impaired vision? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

    This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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