UFC – Defeated by TKO in the second spherical by Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa spoke of an extra motive for his loss.
While Paulo Costa will quickly face Robert Whittaker, the Brazilian returned to his final fight. At UFC 253 in September 2020, he certainly fell by TKO in the second spherical for his title fight towards Israel Adesanya. The Brazilian was thus positively saying goodbye to his undefeated report, and goodbye to his short-term title ambitions. On his channel Youtube, he returned to the pre-fight:
“I used to be a bit of drunk after I fought, possibly, that I had a hangover. I could not sleep due to the leg cramps. Keep in thoughts that the fight takes place at 9 a.m. We needed to get up at 5am to prepare, stretch, put the bands on our palms. The UFC informed us to get up at 5 a.m. to go to the area to fight. I did not sleep till 2:30 a.m. “
“It was my mistake and I do not blame anybody else, it was one thing I selected to do. To attempt to sleep, as a result of I had been awake for twenty-four hours, I drank wine, too much wine, a bottle of wine to attempt to vanish. I had a drink and it did not work. Two drinks did not work. Half a bottle did not work. I drank all of it. “
For the relaxation, Paulo Costa will return to the fundamentals: “Aside from Adesanya's fight the place loads of issues occurred, many elements that did not permit me to do nicely, it is going to be the identical Paulo eternally, in search of the knockout always. This is who I'm. I didn't change. The factor is, I had 20.10% of my capacity in Adesanya's fight. We needed to change the technique in the locker room. ‘Don't assault him, wait after the first two rounds', which was a mistake. Today we all know it was a mistake, nevertheless it's straightforward to speak about. “