Undefeated Final Preventing Championship (UFC) middleweight title contender Paulo Costa, who a short while ago shared a unforgettable SportsCenter appearance with reigning 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya, thinks “The Past Stylebender” is unprepared to handle the self-proclaimed “toughest person on the earth.”
We’re likely to discover out in around a person thirty day period, as Costa and Adesanya are established to collide in the UFC 253 shell out-for every-see (PPV) primary occasion on Sept. 26. And though the town and location have yet to be created formal, their five-round headliner is anticipated to take area on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi to circumvent the coronavirus journey constraints.
“I like to imagine of myself like a real tricky dude, perhaps the hardest male on the planet,” Costa advised Submission Radio. “Because I train pretty challenging, with two, a few guys at the exact session instruction, with pretty challenging hits, extremely challenging punches, quite hard kicks for serious. 100 per cent, I suggest. Not just phony, just shadowboxing. No. So, this will make me pretty well prepared to struggle in authentic fights with true opponents like Romero. I am not worried to get strike, because I did this currently in my combat camp for two or three months. So, I’m effectively prepared to make it a actual battle.”
Costa absorbed 125 important strikes in his unanimous final decision victory above Yoel Romero at UFC 241 final summertime, a lot more than half of which landed to the head. Really like him or despise him, there is no denying “The Eraser” can acquire a punch, which he believes will be the difference maker in his 5-spherical showdown following thirty day period in Abu Dhabi.
“So, which is the variance I imagine I have amongst me and Adesanya,” Costa continued. “He’s fragile. He is aware that. He is aware of he’s fragile. He is aware of he are unable to get two or a few incredibly challenging hits on his facial area, on his entire body. He will be damaged. He understands that now due to the fact he knocked out two instances, with massive gloves in kickboxing to a male named Alex Pereira with big gloves, 14 or 16 oz gloves. Consider what I can do with him, with his skinny, fragile entire body with 4oz on my fingers.”
We’ll find out on Sept. 26.