Marvin Vettori Lights up Paulo Costa Over Explanation For Coming in Heavy
By FCF Staff
Marvin Vettori has made it clear he still has issues with Paulo Costa, following their thrilling war at UFC Vegas 41.
Vettori faced Costa in the card’s headliner, and worked his way to a unanimous decision win. The bout followed a dramatic fight week, as a couple of days out from the card, Costa revealed he weighed over 210 pounds.
Further, the former title challenger reported he would not be cutting down to 185 pounds, and the fight ultimately took place at light heavyweight.
Following the event, Costa claimed that a left bicep injury he sustained in training camp, was why he came in so heavy for the fight. But, when asked to comment on Costa’s explanation, Vettori blasted the powerful fighter (quotes via MMA Fighting).
No, [I don’t believe him]. You can do pretty much everything with a bicep tear, anyway. It doesn’t have anything to do with the weight. You could’ve said, ‘I couldn’t throw anything with my right hand because of my bicep tear,’ but not, ‘I couldn’t make weight with a bicep tear.’”
“He’s full of sh*t to be honest,” Vettori said. “I don’t like how he carried himself. Nah, I mean, if I see him right now, I probably won’t jump him. But I won’t share a glass of nothing [with him]. F*ck it. You f*cking go your way, I’ll go my way. You f*cking lost, you’re gonna give me 30 percent of your purse, now go run, fat ass.”
Vettori moved his record to 18-5-1 with Saturday’s victory, while Costa’s fell to 13-2. Both fighters were coming off losses to middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya.