Paulo Costa earned the largest win of his MMA profession throughout Saturday’s UFC 241, defeating Yoel Romero by unanimous resolution.
The bout, which was deemed the “Fight of the Night,” ran the Brazilian’s report to 13-Zero and put him in line to face the winner of the middleweight title unification bout at UFC 243 on Oct. 5 between champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Israel Adesanya.
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Despite the fact that he plans to be in Australia for the occasion, Costa made it clear that there is “absolutely” no manner he would be the standby fighter in case Whittaker or Adesanya will get injured. When choosing a winner, Costa did not draw back from saying Whittaker would change into the undisputed champion, however made it clear he would not thoughts getting his palms on “The Last Style Bender.”
“I think Whittaker will beat Adesanya,” Costa mentioned at his post-fight press convention. “But I beat Romero, and for me, Romero beat Robert Whittaker. But if Adesanya won, take the belt, man I could kill that guy. He’s very skinny. He does not have a chance against me. It’s personal.”
The feedback made by Costa relate to Adesanya criticizing his middleweight counterpart’s efficiency towards Uriah Corridor and saying he is aware of they may meet down the road. Costa hopes it is for the middleweight title and never a non-title affair.
“I would like to face Israel Adesanya so I hope he beat Whittaker, so the next opponent can be me,” Costa mentioned.
Whittaker and Adesanya are two of the hardest guys not solely at 185 kilos, however within the UFC. The 28-year-old feels the way in which he appeared in his efficiency towards Romero will make Whittaker and Adesanya suppose twice about coming into the octagon with the hulking sensation.
“I think the both of them look at me and are scared because both guys know they have a very, very tough guy looking for them,” Costa mentioned.