Paulo Costa doesn’t plan on sticking round at middleweight for too lengthy.
Costa (13-Zero MMA, 5-Zero UFC) is anticipated to problem UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya someday in summer season, and he plans on profitable the title, then going straight for the sunshine heavyweight champion, if doable.
“I consider I can take two belts, middleweight and light-weight heavyweight,” Costa informed MMA Junkie. “I consider that. I’m very huge, and it’s somewhat troublesome to make 185, so I believe I can take two belts to my nation after my subsequent battle.
“My plan is to maneuver to mild heavyweight very quickly, shortly after my subsequent battle if it’s doable. It relies upon who, if mild heavyweight may have a terrific identify like Jon Jones or not, it relies upon, however I’m not scared to battle in opposition to huge guys.”
Adesanya has been buying and selling barbs with UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones for some time now, however Adesanya’s plans embrace clearing out the division first, earlier than a possible transfer as much as face Jones.
However not like Adesanya, Costa doesn’t wish to wait round for too lengthy earlier than heading to 205 kilos, taking goal at Adesanya’s current feedback in the direction of Jones.
“Like the thin man Adesanya, he calls Jon Jones out, however when Jon Jones accepts, he says, ‘No I would like two years to coach,’ … so it’s not good,” Costa mentioned. “No one can name one thing and when his problem (is) accepted, he says, ‘No, not now.’ That is shameful (expletive). I gained’t be that. I’m prepared, if I wish to battle in mild heavyweight proper now, I can try this. So I consider after this battle, I’ll transfer to the subsequent step, on the subsequent shot.”