Paulo Costa claims he was injured pre-fight against Israel Adesanya as UFC rival laughs off excuse after brutal beating

Paulo Costa claims he was injured pre-fight against Israel Adesanya as UFC rival laughs off excuse after brutal beating

October 6, 2020

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has laughed off Paulo Costa's claim he was injured before their world title clash last month.

The unbeaten Nigerian stopped the Brazilian in the second round at UFC 253 in what was his second successful defence of his belt.

Following the bout, Costa took to social media where he stated that 'something happened' in the build-up to their contest.

And he has again came up with an excuse as to why he suffered his first defeat inside the octagon.

The 29-year-old said: "I’m obsessed (with) training And Adesanya, stop sending some friendly messages to me.

"I don’t want to be your friend. I want to kill you. I Want to kill you. A lot of bad things happen before our fight.

"I was hurt before the fight. Not sleeping. A lot of things.

"But I’m not here to excuse, I’m here to say to you, next time will be different.”

Adesanya, 29, was quick to reply to his claim, as he took to Instagram to express his views.

Sharing Costa's clip, the 31-year-old captioned the post: "Sounds like excuses to me.


"Lol I tried to be nice low key, in case he was suicidal.

"Paulo you haven’t even accepted that fact that you got schooled by the skinny guy who you kept trying to pick on.

"Now I’m a bully, but at least I’m nice. Your fragile ego cannot fathom how this “Skinny Clown” was able to beat you so easily.

"Humble yourself and learn from this so you might grow as a person. Train all you want, you’ll never ever beat me.

"I own your mind now cuz (sic) you’ll be obsessed with me forever, like my ex. Say all you want bout me… Doesn’t matter, still smeshed (sic)!!"

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