Paulo Costa offers to fight ‘Moron’ Marvin Vettori after UFC 263

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLCUFC middleweight Paulo Costa appears to be at odds with his promoter over money. But he’s still a fighter, and he knows a good opportunity. Costa on Monday welcomed the idea of fighting recent middleweight title challenger Marvin Vettori, who lost a rematch against champ Israel Adesanya this past Saturday at UFC 263. I could fight this Moron if he show to fight like that. pic.twitter.com/xQnS3rcqaN— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) June 14, 2021 Vettori had won five straight before the entered the octagon for a second time against Adesanya, who notched his third title defense with unanimous 50-45 scores. Adesanya mocked Vettori for a promotional picture released prior to the fight showing the Italian’s Venum fight shorts on backward. The two exchanged heated words at the press conference for the fight. No less an Adesanya rival than Vettori, Costa targeted the champ online and in several interviews before losing by second-round TKO when they faced off at UFC 253. Costa later attributed his loss to drinking too much wine the night before the fight. Costa hasn’t fought since the loss this past September, and a return in April was cancelled due to lingering symptoms from a previous COVID-19 infection. He withdrew from a subsequent booking against Jared Cannonier, later claiming he’d been offered “a joke” payday of $350,000 for the fight. Recent news of the lofty purses paid to Jake and Logan Paul – and their opponents – prompted Costa to declare the YouTube stars were “showing all disgrace on this business.” In response, UFC President Dana White said Costa “should have started a YouTube channel when you were [expletive] 13 years old and built your name up” and blasted his previous performance. At the press conference for UFC 263, he doubled down on his remarks. “He said some nutty sh*t and I straightened it out,” White said. “That’s how I look at it. Sounds like he’s gonna sit down and hang out for a while. He said, ‘I wanted to be paid more because of what all the YouTube stars are making.’ Apparently he didn’t see his last fight.”

Paulo Costa offers to fight ‘Moron’ Marvin Vettori after UFC 263
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa appears to be at odds with his promoter over money. But he’s still a fighter, and he knows a good opportunity.

Costa on Monday welcomed the idea of fighting recent middleweight title challenger Marvin Vettori, who lost a rematch against champ Israel Adesanya this past Saturday at UFC 263.

Vettori had won five straight before the entered the octagon for a second time against Adesanya, who notched his third title defense with unanimous 50-45 scores.

Adesanya mocked Vettori for a promotional picture released prior to the fight showing the Italian’s Venum fight shorts on backward. The two exchanged heated words at the press conference for the fight.

No less an Adesanya rival than Vettori, Costa targeted the champ online and in several interviews before losing by second-round TKO when they faced off at UFC 253. Costa later attributed his loss to drinking too much wine the night before the fight.

Costa hasn’t fought since the loss this past September, and a return in April was cancelled due to lingering symptoms from a previous COVID-19 infection. He withdrew from a subsequent booking against Jared Cannonier, later claiming he’d been offered “a joke” payday of $350,000 for the fight.

Recent news of the lofty purses paid to Jake and Logan Paul – and their opponents – prompted Costa to declare the YouTube stars were “showing all disgrace on this business.”

In response, UFC President Dana White said Costa “should have started a YouTube channel when you were [expletive] 13 years old and built your name up” and blasted his previous performance. At the press conference for UFC 263, he doubled down on his remarks.

“He said some nutty sh*t and I straightened it out,” White said. “That’s how I look at it. Sounds like he’s gonna sit down and hang out for a while. He said, ‘I wanted to be paid more because of what all the YouTube stars are making.’ Apparently he didn’t see his last fight.”

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Video: Antonio Silva protests TKO stoppage loss in MMA return

Antonio Silva believes his return to MMA competition after a four-year hiatus ended prematurely. “BigFoot” took on Quentin Domingos at Megadan Fighting 9 on Sunday in Serbia, his first mixed martial arts bout since a TKO loss to Vitaly Minakov at Fight Nights Global 68 in June 2017. The former UFC heavyweight and Domingos began exchanging shots when Silva fell to the mat. As Silva got back to his feet trying to defends, the referee immediately stepped in and called a stop to the fight at around the 90 second mark of the second round. Silva instantly protested the stoppage. Check out the video of the closing sequence below: Quentin Domingos TKO's Bigfoot Silva in R2. Was just getting good imo #Megdan9 pic.twitter.com/j826CJDQNB— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 13, 2021 It was the sixth straight defeat for Silva, who also suffered a pair of losses for Glory and BKFC between MMA appearances. Following the result, Silva took to Instagram to explain his side of the fight and why he felt the referee made a bad call. “Why [did] the referee stop the fight,” Silva asked. “You train hard for months and abdicate from things like food, fun and sometimes even family to be 100 percent for a fight, and a referee comes and ruins all the hard work you’ve done day after day. Losing or winning is part [of the sport] but unfortunately some people don’t know or understand the sport they are part of. “I was sent this video that gives you an idea that there was no reason for the referee to stop the fight.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antonio Silva (@bigfootsilva) The 41-year-old ended his UFC tenure with TKO losses to Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. Silva’s last victory took place at UFC 190 in August 2015 when he stopped Soa Palelei with punches in the second round.

Video: Antonio Silva protests TKO stoppage loss in MMA return

Antonio Silva believes his return to MMA competition after a four-year hiatus ended prematurely.

“BigFoot” took on Quentin Domingos at Megadan Fighting 9 on Sunday in Serbia, his first mixed martial arts bout since a TKO loss to Vitaly Minakov at Fight Nights Global 68 in June 2017.

The former UFC heavyweight and Domingos began exchanging shots when Silva fell to the mat. As Silva got back to his feet trying to defends, the referee immediately stepped in and called a stop to the fight at around the 90 second mark of the second round. Silva instantly protested the stoppage.

Check out the video of the closing sequence below:

It was the sixth straight defeat for Silva, who also suffered a pair of losses for Glory and BKFC between MMA appearances.

Following the result, Silva took to Instagram to explain his side of the fight and why he felt the referee made a bad call.

“Why [did] the referee stop the fight,” Silva asked. “You train hard for months and abdicate from things like food, fun and sometimes even family to be 100 percent for a fight, and a referee comes and ruins all the hard work you’ve done day after day. Losing or winning is part [of the sport] but unfortunately some people don’t know or understand the sport they are part of.

“I was sent this video that gives you an idea that there was no reason for the referee to stop the fight.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Antonio Silva (@bigfootsilva)

The 41-year-old ended his UFC tenure with TKO losses to Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. Silva’s last victory took place at UFC 190 in August 2015 when he stopped Soa Palelei with punches in the second round.

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