UFC – Defeated for the primary time in his profession in his title shot against Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, by his manager, requires an interim title combat.
As Israel Adesanya units out to overcome the light-heavyweight title, Paulo Costa manager Wallid Ismail has no scarcity of sources. Beaten by TKO within the second spherical against the Stylebender, the Brazilian nonetheless occupies the quantity 2 place within the middleweight ranking. For his facet, an interim class title combat against Robert Whittaker (No.1) would make sense (by way of MMA Fighting):
“This Whittaker vs. Costa has been mentioned since they first introduced Adesanya would combat light-heavyweight champion Blachowicz. Dana White mentioned he wished this combat, that he would make this combat occur, and Whittaker mentioned he would solely combat for the belt. We’re simply ready for Dana White to arrange this combat. “
“It’s one of the best combat for the middleweights, the # 1 against the # 2. The winner… Borrachinha goes to win, and with that victory… Imagine what number of pay-per-views a rematch with Adesanya would make. It’s enterprise. This is one of the best pay-per-view attainable, as a result of Borrachinha and Adesanya actually hate one another, however we won’t simply go away the class hanging. That’s why we have now to do that for the interim belt. “