Immediately after months of back again-and-forth trash talk, Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa experienced one particular extra heated exchange forward of their most important celebration clash this Saturday.
Adesanya defends his middleweight title versus Costa in the UFC 253 headliner in Abu Dhabi and the two squared off following Friday’s weigh-ins, which can be watched over.
Seemingly mocking Adesanya’s grappling techniques, Costa pulled out a white belt and tossed it at Adesanya, prompting Adesanya to toss it ideal back. That gesture kicked off a brief scuffle that was swiftly damaged up before the fighters could get to each individual other.
At a press conference Thursday, Costa scoffed when Adesanya prompt he could post Costa, a jiu-jitsu black belt.
“I’ll berimbolo you if I wished to,” Adesanya explained. “I’ll grab your f*cking collar ideal now and set you in a bow-and-arrow.”
“You never set a gi on your skinny human body,” Costa replied. “Talk about jiu-jitsu with me. You’re nuts.”
Adesanya and Costa are both equally a lot more nicely-acknowledged for their elite striking competencies, but they’ll have 25 minutes on Saturday to show anything they have to offer you and settle their grudge.