UFC President Dana White isn’t glad concerning the current studies that Israel Adesanya will defend the UFC middleweight title towards Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
Information of this UFC 253 middleweight title battle was first reported by Brazilian publication Combate, and subsequently confirmed by MMA Preventing.
Costa himself later confirmed that the battle is “on.”
The battle is on people!
In September I ll deliver the Present up
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) July 18, 2020
Opposite to those studies, White claims the battle isn’t but official, and is fairly upset that it’s been reported as such.
“I don’t suppose that’s true,” White mentioned on the UFC on ESPN+ 30 post-fight press convention (through Primarily Sports activities). “I don’t suppose each have signed. It’s not executed… F***ing guys. They have been informed to not say something. Combate breaks it instantly, tweeting, you realize? The battle isn’t executed.”
Whereas White claims this Adesanya vs. Costa battle continues to be not finalized, he additionally not too long ago assured that there’s nothing barring the battle from being made official.
“There’s no maintain up,” White informed the assembled MMA media in Abu Dhabi not too long ago. “We simply haven’t executed it but. There’s no maintain up. We’re centered on Struggle Island, I’m not occupied with something apart from this proper now. We now have fights laid out till October, our schedule’s already made, we’re means forward of this factor. When it’s time, we’ll announce it.”
At any time when White and the UFC make this Adesanya vs. Costa battle official, its going to be enormous.
In reality, Costa’s coach Eric Albarracin not too long ago informed BJPENN.com that it’s going to go down as among the best middleweight title fights ever.
“Paulo Costa vs Adesanya would be the best middleweight title battle in historical past,” he mentioned. “These two hate one another, they’re at one another’s throats. After we went to UFC 243, Adesanya referred to as him Ricky Martin, and he does appear to be Ricky Martin however he hits like Mike Tyson. Adesanya is not going to step out of the cage there, Costa will erase him.”
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