Quote: Israel Adesanya Is Going To ‘Light Up’ Paulo Costa

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is going to light up Paulo Costa when they meet next. At least, according to Brendan Schaub. Adesanya became the undisputed king at 185-pounds following his impressive knockout victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 earlier this month. He is now expected to defend his title against Costa with UFC president […]

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Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is going to light up Paulo Costa when they meet next. At least, according to Brendan Schaub.

Adesanya became the undisputed king at 185-pounds following his impressive knockout victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 earlier this month. He is now expected to defend his title against Costa with UFC president Dana White claiming that would be the next fight.

Many believe Costa has the tools to inflict Adesanya’s first professional defeat. However, Schaub expects “The Last Stylebender” to be a champion for a long time — which is why the UFC is going to go all-out in promoting him:

“I know Paulo Costa is next,” Brendan Schaub said on his podcast (via BJ Penn). “Man, looking at the division I think ‘Stylebender’s’ gonna be champ for a long time. And this is why the UFC is gonna grab onto the back of his shoulders and ride him to the f*cking moon. Cause they need the big star. You’re gonna see him on all this marketing and media and the face of the UFC.”

Schaub acknowledges that Costa is an interesting matchup for Adesanya. However, he can’t see it going the Brazilian’s way when they eventually collide:

“The division, I’m like I don’t know who’s gonna f*ck with that guy,” Schaub added. “Who’s gonna f*ck with him? Go through it, Paulo Costa? It’s an interesting matchup. He’s dangerous as f*ck, knockout power, he’s bigger, he’s rangy.

“But when you talk about X’s and O’s and execution and fundamentals, ‘Stylebender’s’ gonna piece him up. Here’s what else is interesting about the Paulo Costa fight. Costa has a phenomenal chin. ‘Stylebender’ is gonna light him up like a Brazilian Christmas tree and you’re gonna see the skillset of ‘Stylebender’ in that fight.”

Do you agree with Schaub?

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Dana White Wants Israel Adesanya To Fight Paulo Costa Before Jon Jones

UFC president Dana White plans on booking Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa before potentially entertaining the Jon Jones fight. Adesanya captured the undisputed UFC middleweight championship earlier this month. He did so by stopping Robert Whittaker in …

UFC president Dana White plans on booking Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa before potentially entertaining the Jon Jones fight. Adesanya captured the undisputed UFC middleweight championship earlier this month. He did so by stopping Robert Whittaker in the second round via TKO. Before the bout took place, White told Sky Sport New Zealand that Adesanya […]

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Israel Adesanya on Paulo Costa: ‘I Want To Make Him My B*tch’

Israel Adesanya now has his sights fully set on Paulo Costa. Last night (Oct. 5), Adesanya silenced his doubters. He took on Robert Whittaker for the undisputed UFC middleweight championship. After dropping Whittaker at the end of the opening frame, Ad…

Israel Adesanya now has his sights fully set on Paulo Costa. Last night (Oct. 5), Adesanya silenced his doubters. He took on Robert Whittaker for the undisputed UFC middleweight championship. After dropping Whittaker at the end of the opening frame, Adesanya made good on the followup, stopping “The Reaper” in the second stanza. Adesanya Turns […]

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Paulo Costa Sends Warning To Israel Adesanya: ‘See You Soon’

The wheels are already in motion for an Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa middleweight title match. Adesanya became the new undisputed middleweight champion following his second-round TKO victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 last night. Following the fight, “The Last Stylebender” called out his next likely opponent in Costa who was in attendance. Leading […]

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The wheels are already in motion for an Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa middleweight title match.

Adesanya became the new undisputed middleweight champion following his second-round TKO victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 last night. Following the fight, “The Last Stylebender” called out his next likely opponent in Costa who was in attendance.

Leading up to fight week, “The Eraser” predicted a win for Whittaker but hoped Adesanya would emerge victorious so he could knock him out next. He has now got his wish as Adesanya even showed him two middle fingers and did a crotch chop towards his direction.

That was a big mistake according to Costa who sent Adesanya a warning on Twitter soon after:

“You should not have done this! Seen you soon,” he wrote.

Given that the fight was only last night, there is no word on when a potential Adesanya vs. Costa matchup could take place. Adesanya revealed he would have to discuss things with his team first.

However, based on UFC 243 as well Costa’s last performance against Yoel Romero, a bout between the two undefeated middleweights promises to deliver fireworks.

Are you excited to see Adesanya vs. Costa? Who do you think comes out on top?

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7 Takeaways From UFC 243

UFC 243 featured the return of Robert Whittaker against the man that pretty much has stolen the thunder in the middleweight division in Israel Adesanya. While Whittaker has been dominant in his own right, he has not been as busy as the man that would e…

UFC 243 featured the return of Robert Whittaker against the man that pretty much has stolen the thunder in the middleweight division in Israel Adesanya. While Whittaker has been dominant in his own right, he has not been as busy as the man that would eventually become the undisputed middleweight champion. Adesanya stole the show […]

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Paulo Costa Wants To Break Israel Adesanya’s Face

Paulo Costa will be in attendance for UFC 243 tomorrow night (Sat. October 5, 2019) to get a first-hand look at Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya. The young Brazilian knockout artist will likely challenge the winner for the title next. However, Costa is hoping it’s Adesanya who ends up on top, as he told MMA […]

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Paulo Costa will be in attendance for UFC 243 tomorrow night (Sat. October 5, 2019) to get a first-hand look at Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya.

The young Brazilian knockout artist will likely challenge the winner for the title next. However, Costa is hoping it’s Adesanya who ends up on top, as he told MMA Junkie at a recent media day, so he can break the Nigerian-born champion’s face.

“I really want to break the face of Adesanya,” Paulo Costa said. “It’s personal with him. I cannot hide this.”

Costa turned a lot of heads with his decision victory over Yoel Romero at UFC 241 earlier this year, solidifying himself as the next title challenger. The undefeated 185-pounder doesn’t believe he needs to do anything to strike fear into the hearts of his adversaries other than being himself.

“I don’t need to do anything to scare these guys – just to be here,” Costa said. “They know I have a great challenge for them, for either of them. They need to fight against me. Probably it will be the next one. Whoever wins will need to fight against the new face of this division, the guy who made Romero go backwards for two or three rounds. I’m here to send my message.”

In regards to who he is picking to win between Whittaker and Adesanya, Costa believes Whittaker will come out on top.

“I think Robert will win,” Costa said. “I can fight against Robert, also. He did a great two wars against Romero. For a lot of people, he lost. I proved I’m a tough guy, and I can beat everybody here in this division.”

What do you think about Costa’s personal issues with Adesanya? Who do you think wins a fight between the pair?

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