Paulo Costa has despatched a chilling message to bitter rival Israel Adesanya earlier than their highly-anticipated UFC middleweight title struggle.
By no means earlier than in UFC title historical past have two undefeated fighters fought for a belt, but the added animosity between the 2 males makes the principle occasion at UFC 253 much more enthralling.
Each males defeated Yoel Romero of their earlier fights, with Adesanya eking out a call again in March which left even UFC president Dana White considerably underwhelmed.
Costa, in the meantime, was concerned in probably the greatest fights of 2019 as he went to the nicely and again to be able to get the win and develop into the primary contender for the 185lbs title.
And ‘Borrachinha’ believes his fashion will show an excessive amount of for ‘The Final Stylebender’ as he promised a conclusive victory.
“I’ve only one query,” stated Costa throughout an interview with Submission Radio. “Adesanya, why you freezing if you face Romero?
“You’re not an actual champion, man. You don’t deserve. I’ll kill you.”
The relentless trash speaking began final week on ESPN’s SportsCentre, when the undisputed king of the middleweights revealed how he deliberate to complete the struggle.
“He’s dumb,” Adesanya stated of Costa. “He’s dumb and he walks ahead and he throws pictures. That’s what makes it actually thrilling, and that’s what I’m wanting ahead to.
“I’m wanting ahead to this massive, inflated ignoramus, operating up on me, making an attempt to throw pictures as I hold transferring and sticking him.
“The one folks he ever beat which can be worthy of something as two guys which can be ranked, that was Uriah Corridor and Romero. Who else has he beat that’s ranked?
“Who else has he beat? I can listing you 4 guys that I’ve, so you need to perceive there’s ranges to this.”