Former UFC middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa has released a statement after he was accused of elbowing a nurse.
The news was first reported by the Brazilian outlet Globo.com and has since been picked up by other media agencies around the world. Paulo Costa was accused of hitting a nurse after the nurse refused to give the middleweight fighter an immunization card for the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the nurse, Paulo Costa wanted the card without taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
Now the Brazilian star has given a statement on social media where he said that the accusations against are reckless and inconsistent.
“The recent articles published by the media involving athlete Paulo Costa – ‘Borrachinha’ referring to what happened in a shopping mall in the city of Contagem/MG generated questions, so we must present come clarifications. First, tending to sensationalism, these are reckless and inconsistent,” the statement read. “The athlete Paulo Costa – ‘Borrachinha’ and his entire team reject any type of violence. ‘Borrachinha’ is a high-performing athlete, full time dedicated to training, to following the rules, guidelines, and disciplines.
“According his philosophy and human conduct this kind of allegations are completely incompatible with his history and way of life,” Costa’s statement continued. “The accusations and facts narrated do not reflect the reality of what happened. The fact will be carefully investigated and the appropriate legal measures for their perfect clarification will be taken.”
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