Without a doubt, UFC’s Paulo Costa (12-0) is one of the top middleweights in the world of mixed martial arts right now. The 28-year-old is undefeated in his pro career, but his next test is probably the hardest one.
Next week at UFC 241 the Brazilizanwill be squaring up against world wrestling champion Yoel Romero (13-3) who’s making his UFC comeback after a one-year lay-off. Even though father time is knocking on Romero’s door, the Cuban-American is still one of the most skills fighters out there and if one thins is for sure, it is the fact that it will be an epic fight.
But Costa is determined to get the job done and he’s insisting he’ll be the one pushing the tempo during the bout.
“I’ll hunt him down from the first moment because I know he will feel my strikes when I connect with them. Of course, I’ll remain and won’t rush it, I’ll wait for the right moment and if by chance, which I find unlikely to happen, he wants to do the opposite and hunt me down, he will get countered and fall faster than he can imagine.”
“I’m certain that if I beat him, like I will, with a convincing win, like I always do, by knockout, my next fight will be for the belt. I’ll be waiting, watching the fight between Adesanya and Whittaker, to see who my next opponent will be.”