UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is all set to take on interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 which will take place at the Marvels stadium in Melbourne, Australia tomorrow morning.
Top middleweight contender Paulo Costa is keeping a close eye on this fight as the winner of UFC 243 main event will fight him. However, Costa is rooting for Israel Adesanya and it’s not because he likes him, but because Costa wants to be the first fighter to defeat Adesanya and his dislike for Adesanya is so deep that he has also threatened to kill him if they fight next.
Remember skinny 🤡, I m rooting for you win and be my next opponent. I ll have my first kill on my records. 💀 https://t.co/RnIgTryZA9
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) October 4, 2019
“Remember skinny (clown), I m rooting for you win and be my next opponent. I ll have my first kill on my records. (skull)” Paulo Costa said on Twitter.
Both fighters have had a personal beef and it dates back to the time when Adesanya had earlier said to him that he hopes to beat Costa before USADA does, implying that Costa was using performance-enhancing drugs. Costa wants to settle this for once and for all and in a recent interview with Helen Yee, he referred Adesanya as a skinny clown and that he will be present ringside for the fight.
Costa who is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Yoel Romeo at UFC 241 hopes to fight Adesanya early next year in January.