Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa Have Run-in, Keep it Respectful (Video)
By FCF Staff
Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa have fired numerous insults and warnings at each other in the preceding months. But, when the two ran into each other in Abu Dhabi, ahead of their bout this Saturday at UFC 253, the stars keep it respectful.
Costa’s manager, Wallid Ismael, captured the encounter on video.
Since Adesanya (19-0) and Costa (13-0) started rising the middleweight ranks, the undefeated fighters have traded verbal jabs regarding each other’s physique and abilities.
The champion Adesanya is coming off a decision win over Yoel Romero this past March, and Costa hasn’t fought since last August, when he defeated Romero by decision.