Previous UFC gentle heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson is not impressed with latest middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa.
Costa (13-1 MMA) put his undefeated combined martial arts report on the line while hoping to dethrone middleweight winner Israel Adesanya (20- MMA) at final weekend’s UFC 253 shell out-per-perspective function on Struggle Island.
The hugely anticipated contest did not consequence in the “fight of the year” a lot of had been expecting to see. As a substitute, ‘Stylebender’ taken care of ‘The Eraser’ with relative relieve, on route to a next spherical TKO victory.
Former UFC gentle heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson was not astonished by the result in past weekend’s UFC 253 party headliner. ‘Rumble’ shared his ideas on the contest on a modern podcast with Mike Swick.
“I figured that was gonna transpire,” he said with regards to Adesanya’s acquire (via MMAMania). “Costa is a tiny flat footed, a tiny little bit. He’ll force you, he is aware of how to go ahead. I really don’t assume he understands how to go backwards. But I have qualified with Stylebender, he’s whupped my butt fairly good. Arrived in the fitness center, had just completed his kickboxing match a week or two in advance of. And that is when I had just commenced my camp and he came and put a beating on me. He’s truly great, gotta give him credit score, he’s the most effective.”
“But Costa, when you showboat like that you truly … you’re not focused. How lots of folks have played that video game and have come out effective? That’s not one thing to participate in with, specifically not in a championship. Really do not play like that. Stylebender was serious, Costa came in contemplating that he’s just a white belt, he’s nothing at all, he’s skinny,” Anthony Johnson continued. “Hey, currently being skinny has its positive aspects, dude. I really do not realize all of a sudden both why Costa is finding so upset right after he noticed what Stylebender did to him, you know? I was like ‘Dude, you were the a single speaking so a great deal and then he gets you at the conclusion and now you mad? Mainly because he embarrassed you? Arrive on guy, improve some balls. Person up to that.’ It is what it is. You just cannot need a rematch possibly following a performance like that possibly. That is not sensible. That is not gonna sell for confident.”
Anthony Johnson has not fought given that April of 2017, when he was submitted in his 2nd endeavor at swiping the UFC gentle heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier. Regardless of his prolonged hiatus, he does not seem to have lost a move in schooling.
The hulking light-weight heavyweight shared some education footage to Instagram in excess of the weekend, and the complete UFC mild heavyweight roster is bound to get notice.
More than the study course of his MMA vocation, Anthony Johnson has picked up victories in excess of a prolonged list of revered foes throughout 4 bodyweight lessons, together with Glover Teixeira, Ryan Bader, Jimi Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Phil Davis, Andrei Arlovski, David Department, Charlie Brenneman, Dan Hardy, Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
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This report initial appeared on BJPENN.com on September 30, 2020