‘LMFAO!’- Dana White Reacted to Paulo Costa’s Weight Cut Antics

Published 10/23/2021, 2:58 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 23: UFC president Dana White interacts with fans and media during the UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White recently reacted to a comment on one of his Instagram videos. The comment was aimed towards Paulo Costa and his recent struggle with cutting weight before his fight.

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White occasionally puts out videos called f**k it Friday, where he reviews weird food combinations. In his most recent video, he reviewed Cheetos Elote and Mountain Dew Cake Smash. On the video, a fan commented saying, “Costas nutrition plan right there.”

The comments drew a reaction from White as he replied, “LMFAO!!!”

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Costa has come under fire from the MMA community for his recent antics regarding the weight issues leading up to his fight against Marvin Vettori. Both men were scheduled for a middleweight bout, but during fight week, Costa revealed he would not make the weight. He came in at 211 pounds, which was 25 pounds over the limit. MMA fans and fighters blasted the Brazilian fighter for his unprofessionalism.

UFC, after a lot of discussions, initially decided to go ahead at 195 pounds, but later settled on 205 pounds. The fight is now a light heavyweight fight. ‘The Italian Dream’ has been game throughout the whole issue and constantly said that he’ll fight Costa at any weight.

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A big opportunity for both fighters

The upcoming bout is huge for both fighters. They both are coming off losses against the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. If they want to stay relevant in the title picture, they desperately need a win. With Adesanya looking at a potential fight against Robert Whittaker. And the winner of Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier possibly in line for a title shot next, Costa and Vettori need this win to stake a claim at a shot.

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However, the latest antics of Paulo Costa might affect his relationship with the UFC, as we have seen before it, the promotion doesn’t take missing weight lightly. The fight itself is sure to be an exciting one, as it is visible that there is animosity between the fighters.

This is Costa’s first fight in 13 months and it will be interesting to see if there are any issues because of that. Vettori, on the other hand, last fought in June 2021, and with Costa’s behavior will look to go all out.

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What do you think of Costa’s weight-cut antics? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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