“Respectfully, Take That Trash Elsewhere” – MMA Community Blasts Paulo Costa for Missing Weight for His Fight Against Marvin Vettori

Published 10/21/2021, 5:40 AM EDT


Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori are in the main event of UFC Fight Night 196. The event is going to take place on October 23, 2021. However, just days before their fight, Costa admitted in a press conference that he is overweight and weighs around 211 pounds.

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However, during the presser, Costa didn’t seem to be regretful about missing weight. Instead, he put the spotlight on Vettori and pushed the idea of having the fight at catchweight.

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“I think this fight will happen. Just will not happen if he not want to fight me,” the Brazilian said. “Maybe we can do catchweight. 185 I don’t know.” According to Costa, the fans will be more excited if both fighters fought at a heavier weight, and the fight will be more explosive.

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His opponent, Marvin Vettori, called him unprofessional but said he’s ready to fight at any weight and doesn’t want the bout to be scrapped. It’s still not sure what weight the fight will happen on, but the plan is to move ahead with it.

MMA community didn’t react kindly to ‘Borrachinha‘ not making weight. They ripped the UFC middleweight for being 25 pounds overweight three days before the fight.

UFC fans blast Paulo Costa

As soon as the news of Costa missing weight broke, MMA fans and journalists took to Twitter. Some fans trolled the Brazilian fighter, and some even asked for Vettori to get a significant amount from his fight purse.

Mike Bohn didn’t hold back while tweeting about the whole situation.

Phil Murphy blasted Costa for addressing the situation just days before the fight.

Ariel Helwani lauded the way Marvin Vettori was handling the whole situation and hoped that he’s getting compensated.

The fans didn’t hold back either, and immediately started trolling Costa.

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It’s safe to say that the mixed martial arts community is not happy with how things have transpired. What do you think will happen? Should ‘The Italian Dream’ be given a huge share of Costa’s purse? 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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