Conor McGregor's team sit with potential next opponent Charles Oliveira at UFC 264 weigh-ins ahead of Poirier clash

CONOR MCGREGOR's team sat next to lightweight champion Charles Oliveira during the UFC 264 weigh-ins – despite the Brazilian potentially being The Notorious' next opponent.

Victory in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier tomorrow morning will see MMA superstar McGregor earn a third crack at the 155lb strap, which Oliveira claimed in March with a second-round TKO of Michael Chandler.

But the potential showdown didn't stop Team McGregor and Do Bronx from sitting with one another during Friday's ceremonial weigh-ins at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi spotted the unplanned seating arrangements and shared a snap to Twitter.

He tweeted: "The champ Charles Oliveira is here at the #UFC264 ceremonial weigh-ins.

"Sitting right next to Conor McGregor’s team."

The photo showed Oliveira next to McGregor's long-time striking coach Owen Roddy.

But there was clearly no issue with Oliveira's presence as Roddy was spotted with a big smile on his face.

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Submission specialist Oliveira will have a front-row seat for the blockbuster trilogy fight between Poirier and McGregor

And the Brazilian expects to see McGregor close the book on his rivalry with The Diamond in spectacular fashion.

When asked for his pre-fight prediction, Oliveira told TMZ: “Conor McGregor by knockout,

“I’m the champion. For me, McGregor or Poirier are the same.

"I’m the champion. I’m ready to fight, I’m the champion.”

McGregor, 32, has already set his sights on a mega-money showdown with Oliveira at Vegas' brand-spanking-new Allegiant Stadium.

He told The Mac Life: "That Allegiant Stadium is where we're heading.

"That world title will be contested at the Allegiant Stadium here in Las Vegas, I'd imagine so.

"I like the look of it, it's called the Death Star as well and that's what I'm feeling like right now, a death star.

"I'll be the twelfth lightweight titleholder and this is my 12th UFC main event this Saturday and I'm aiming for my 20th mixed martial arts knockout."

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