Paulo Costa is not heading any where.
“Borrachinha” took on social media Monday to tackle his 2nd-spherical TKO loss to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, which went down Saturday evening on Combat Island, and confident he’s nonetheless pursuing the 185-pound belt.
“I’m peaceful mainly because I know what I can do right here in this division,” Costa claimed in English in a temporary Instagram tales online video. “I will nevertheless (fight at) 185 to battle him once more. I will struggle him yet again quicker and he is aware of. I will carry back with all my weapons, alright?”
In a sequence of videos in Portuguese, Costa elaborated much more on the loss and the critics he’s obtained after coming up small in his attempt to dethrone “The Final Stylebender” in Abu Dhabi.
“Thank you all the haters much too for the messages,” Costa claimed. “To my buddies, and also those who aren’t — but in particular my mates and these who cheer for me — don’t fear, I’m great. I now know what happened, I know what was completed mistaken, and it won’t take place future time. I will not retain ready. Some issues comes about, I had some issues but I will not give any excuses, ok? The fight is in excess of, he won, but I assurance you that the upcoming a single will be unique. Next time I meet up with him, if he proceeds the winner, it will be unique.
“There are a whole lot of men and women indicating issues they really don’t know about on YouTube. Really don’t fear, I know specifically what took place. We spoke with the entire team, we know what transpired. Only we know what happened. Never fear, we’re focused here. We’ll deliver the belt to Brazil. It will materialize, regardless of whether you like it or not. Practically nothing improvements. Only the ‘when’ modifications. It would be now, but will be soon.”
Costa, who was 5- in the UFC with wins in excess of Garreth McLellan, Oluwale Bamgbose, Johny Hendricks, Uriah Corridor and Yoel Romero, dropped to 13-1 as a specialist with the stoppage defeat in Abu Dhabi.