UFC: Paulo Costa says Robert Whittaker is ‘not so good’ with his striking, wrestling, or jiu-jitsu

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UFC 230 is a paradise for fans of middleweight division with as many as four high profile, pivotal match ups booked as of now. One of them being a matchup of powerhouses as #8 ranked undefeated prospect Paulo Costa (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) takes on former middleweight title challenger #1 ranked Yoel ‘Soldier of God’ Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC).

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Costa eventually called out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, however UFC booked Weidman for a rematch against another former champ Luke Rockhold which shocked Costa.

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“I was surprised, because the UFC put Chris Weidman to fight against Luke Rockhold and (gave) me the best of the division – the No. 1,” Costa said to reporters at a Dana White’s Contender Series: Brazil taping in Las Vegas.

A victory over Romero will certainly make Costa’s case for the title inevitable. Costa believes champ Whittaker would be a regular fight for him.

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“He’s a regular fight, for me,” Costa said. “He’s not so good in the standup, or wrestling, or jiu-jitsu. He’s a regular fight, you know?”

Read also:

UFC: Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa set for UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden

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