Paulo Costa guaranteed has a way with words and phrases.
The undefeated 29-calendar year-aged Brazilian has completed 12 of his 13 profession opponents en route to what he expects to be his crowning accomplishment: his UFC 253 key occasion title battle towards a different undefeated competitor in UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
In a virtual media working day Thursday endorsing the bout, Costa (13- MMA, 5- UFC) made it obvious in alternatively colorful conditions that he strategies on introducing Adesanya (19- MMA, 8- UFC) to his checklist of finished foes.
“If he’s (expletive) his pants for just before the combat, terrible for him,” Costa said. “Too poor for him. I’m assured. I’m confident in myself, I’m assured in my teaching, I know what I did on sparring days. I know almost everything I am functioning for. I worked for minimize his head off. I do not treatment if his brain is broken or not. I do not care. I go there. I will erase him.”
Costa was questioned if he’s in Adesanya’s head likely into the Sept. 26 bout in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, but he insists it’s not something he pays any head.
“I don’t attempt and crack him mentally ahead of (the fight),” Costa reported, “If he’s broken, it is simply because he is weak, mentally. I really do not treatment about him.”
In any celebration, Costa believes be the time the duo steps in the cage, he’ll have completed every thing he probably can to prepare himself for the moment.
“In any situation, if he’s good or not, if he (expletive) his trousers or not, I will finish him,” Costa said. “That’s why I teach so difficult to not prepare for my opponent. I put together for me, as superior as I know I am now. I can battle for no weights, free weights, like the aged times of vale tudo. That is my mentality. That is how I sense about that.”
You can test out Costa’s total virtual media day even in the video clip higher than.