Paulo Costa was recently called out on social media by Sean Strickland less than 30 days after his most recent octagon appearance. The 31-year-old ended a two-fight losing streak earlier this month with a unanimous decision victory over Nassourdine Imavov.
But it appears that “Tarzan” is prepared to engage in combat once more and has “Borrachinha” in his sights. Costa was requested in a video that Strickland uploaded on Instagram.
I believe we should fight, Costa. You know, it makes total sense. Let’s make this happen even if I don’t know if you’ll be inebriated or able to lose weight while eating cookies.
The fans appeared to be enthused at the possibility of two of the UFC’s most brashly vocal fighters facing off as they expressed their opinions in the post’s comments area.
Paulo Costa reacts to Sean Strickland calling him out
Sean Strickland’s criticism of Paulo Costa had little effect on him. According to the Brazilian, “Tarzan” might be dealing with a chronic concussion.
Costa responded on Twitter to Strickland’s aforementioned call-out video by saying that while the 31-year-old is a “lovely guy,” his sense of comedy is out of date. As ‘Borrachinha’ put it:
“I think one of Strickland’s issues is that he’s been shot multiple times in the head, so he’s kind of living with a permanent concussion and cracking jokes that are so outdated that he couldn’t think of anything new.
excellent stuff, bro.”
Costa’s two-fight losing streak came to an end when he defeated Luke Rockhold by decision in his most recent contest. The Brazilian withdrew out of the Robert Whittaker matchup at UFC 284 in Australia apparently owing to broken contract talks with the promotion.