Marvin Vettori not buying ‘fat ass’ Paulo Costa’s reason for weight miss: ‘That doesn’t make any f*cking sense’
Like everything else that came his way during the week, Marvin Vettori is not buying what Paulo Costa is selling as to why the weight class change has dropped.
Vettori defeated Costa in a massive unanimous decision in Saturday’s UFC Vegas 41 APEX Main Event. The originally scheduled middleweight bout has morphed into a light heavyweight bout as Costa said earlier in the week that he would not be able to break the 186 pound limit.
After the defeat, Costa explained the change in the weight class with a bicep injury – something that Vettori does not in any way believe to be true.
“Damn it, you can’t run with a tear in your bicep to gain weight,” Vettori asked during a post-fight press conference. “What is this? What is this excuse? It doesn’t make any sense.
“No, [I don’t believe him]… In any case, almost anything can be done with a bicep tear. It has nothing to do with weight. You could say, “I couldn’t throw anything with my right hand because of a bicep break,” but not, “I couldn’t lift with a bicep break.”
After a 25-minute battle between the last two contenders for the reigning middleweight title, Israel Adesanya Vettori was asked – despite all the craziness of the week of fighting – whether he respects Costa. The Italian Dream says that little has changed, but if he saw his opponent in the hallway, he might have acted differently than he originally thought.
“To be honest, he’s full of shit,” Vettori said. “I don’t like the way he behaved. No, I mean, if I see him right now, I probably won’t jump on him. But I won’t share a glass of nothing [with him]… Fuck it. You fucking go my own way, I’ll go my own way. You fucking lost, give me 30 percent of your wallet, and now run, fat ass. “
Due to Kosta’s inability to gain the initial weight, 20 percent of his wallet will go to Vettori, which was also confirmed by UFC President Dana White in an interview with the media after the tournament.
In the end, Vettori came out on top and put on an impressive performance against the bigger fighter. It was more expensive for him than any fine Costa could receive, although he believes that he deserved more not only for being unprofessional, but also for what he had to endure mentally before going out on Saturday.
“He’s a crying baby, should have been 50 percent for £ 20,” Vettori said. “30, 20 [percent], he doesn’t make that much money anyway.
“In my opinion, I thought this guy wanted to get out of the fight because he was not ready. My rational mind said, “You can’t think like that because this could all be a damn trap.” I can definitely see that he was ready to end the fight, because I don’t think that many people would take that weight, but at the same time, if I accept, I will go all-in. I can “. I don’t expect him to be ready. So it was weird for me too, because I had to stay totally focused, even on how he did all this shit where he looked like he wasn’t ready.
“People kept telling me, ‘He’s not ready, he wants to get out of the fight, he doesn’t want to be here.’ You saw the play, it came into play. He was out of shape. “