“Give people what people want,” Paulo Costa teases a Nick Diaz fight for UFC 289 in response to Strickland’s call
Matchups in the UFC are spiraling out of control at this point. Previously, Sean Strickland decided to call Paul Costa seemingly out of nowhere, and then Paulo took it a step further by declining the invitation and instead challenged Nick Diaz. While none of this is official talk, we can’t help but speculate as to what a match between Nick Diaz and Paulo Costa would actually look like.
In his callout, Sean said, “Yo Costa I think we should fight bro. It makes fucking sense, you know. I don’t know if you’re drunk or you can gain weight by eating cookies — let’s not let that shit happen.”
Paulo was quick to reply: “Strickland is deep deep deep down a nice guy I just think one of his many problems is he’s been shot multiple times in the head and is now living with a permanent concussion making jokes like that.” old that he can’t think of anything updated lol all good brother.”
Costa is currently not fighting anyone after pulling out of his fight against Robert ‘Bobby Knuckles’ Whittaker. He cited the low pay as a major disadvantage, explaining that he received the same pay for many of his recent fights. The Brazilian even wanted to drop out of his contract and switch to boxing in hopes of better pay.
One thing to keep in mind here is that Paulo is no saint when it comes to his organizational responsibilities. In the fight against Marvin Vettori, he missed his weight many times over. However, instead of taking responsibility, he started taunting his opponent and ended up losing the fight, even though it was harder.
He didn’t perform well against a drained Luke Rockhold. It seems Borrachinha has found a newfound interest in fighting older opponents, which is probably why he called out Nick Diaz.
Who should Nick fight?
https://www.sportszion.com/give-to-people-what-peoples-wants-paulo-costa-teases-a-nick-diaz-fight-for-ufc-289-in-response-to-stricklands-callout/ “Give people what people want,” Paulo Costa teases a Nick Diaz fight for UFC 289 in response to Strickland’s call