Last month, it was revealed that a middleweight title fight between reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costo had been called off.
Top Brazilian contender Costa had to pull out of the fight following a hand injury. Costa underwent surgery on his left bicep in September that will keep him out of action for another eight months.
However, the trash-talking between Adesanya and Paulo Costa hasn’t ended. In fact, on Tuesday the Brazilian went as far as calling Adesanya ‘P***y African’. He deleted the tweet moments later as better sense prevailed and after fans called him out on it.
Costa whose native tongue is Portuguese later clarified that he wanted to kill just one person i.e Israel Adesanya.
I wanna kill only 1 African . That skinny bigmouth
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) November 19, 2019
Last week, Israel Adesanya appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show where he said that he didn’t believe Costa’s injuries were real.
“I am going to use the word allegedly because I have my legal team here. But I do have my own suspicions,” Israel said.“I mean you have seen UFC move shows from New York to L.A. before, they have kept information. With how the USADA policy is, you can’t disclose anything until after the trial or whatever.”
Costa is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 241 in August.