Advert

Latest

2 minutes ago
Advert
19 minutes ago
Advert

Most Popular

2 hours ago
Advert

Israel Adesanya And Paulo Costa’s Hilarious Exchange After Accidental Meeting

Israel Adesanya And Paulo Costa’s Hilarious Exchange After Accidental Meeting

UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and his next opponent Paulo Costa had a hilarious exchange after they ran into each other in Abu Dhabi, despite their previous bad blood.

Captured on video, the rivals were in great spirits as Adesanya patted Costa and said he looked "skinny" at the weight. The unbeaten challenger replied: "I look lean, never skinny!"

The Last Stylebender advised, "Stay skinny!" and gestured to his own slender arm, before they warmly departed. This despite Costa claiming he wanted to kill Adesanya last a month ago.

Advert

The meeting caused a big reaction on social media as fans speculated that the ill-feeling between the pair in the buildup to next weekend's massive UFC 253 showdown may be slightly exaggerated in order to hype the contest.

Some claimed Dana White would be fuming, while others appreciated seeing the mutual respect.

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
UFC

You May Have Missed What Israel Adesanya Did After Beating Paulo Costa At UFC 253

The supposed feud between the pair, who both boast undefeated records in MMA, comes partly from Adesanya hinting that 'The Eraser' may not be entirely natural in his training methods.

Israel Adesanya And Paulo Costa Get Heated In Explosive Pre-Fight Interview Ahead Of UFC 253
UFC

Israel Adesanya And Paulo Costa Get Heated In Explosive Pre-Fight Interview Ahead Of UFC 253

published at2 months ago

"The dirtiest fighter in the sport? There's a few," the champion said in an interview earlier in September.

"Even the guy I'm fighting next, I'm going to pop him before USADA does. He definitely has got some extra supplements south of the border he takes.

Advert

"He even came out to say he hasn't been tested! I just got tested last night. I don't understand the stress it does to cheat."

Brazilian Costa has mocked such accusations in the past, calling the charismatic Nigerian-born Kiwi "Runnersanya" for the negative fighting style he's employed at times.

Expect the buildup to a stacked UFC 253 card to ramp up this week. But will we see Adesanya and Costa clashing over PEDs and fighting styles? Or will the two be joking and slapping each other on the back as the greatest new bromance in UFC accelerates?

Advert

So long as they choose striking rather than hugging in the Octagon next weekend, fans can probably cope either way.

Featured image credit: ESPN/UFC

Topics: Paulo Costa, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 253, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Israel Adesanya

Chosen for YouChosen for You

AI Camera Mistakes Linesman's Bald Head For The Ball In Inverness Game
published at2 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Porn Star Wishes James Rodriguez Well As He Recovers From Testicle Injury

published at2 hours ago
Khabib Nurmagomedov Branded A "P**sy" For Not Fighting At Welterweight

Alex Reid

Alex Reid is a writer at SPORTbible who’s previously strung words together for FourFourTwo, Boxing News, The Guardian and, yes, Cruise International (it’s about big ships, not Tom). Interests range from football and boxing to real sports like WWE and darts. He is not a cage fighter.