Paulo Costa is deep into his UFC 253 camp as he prepares to fight his rival Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title
Costa is a massive ball of muscle in the last couple of days … a suspiciously massive ball of muscle in some people’s opinions. Adesanya himself has made it no secret that he thinks Costa is on PEDs, and has said “I’m going to pop Costa before USADA does.”
They show up whenever they want, which is exactly what happened this week according to Paulo Costa’s latest video blog. Titled “FINALLY USADA CAME TO TEST ME!”, the video shows Costa fresh off a sparring session as a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency agent enters his gym looking for a sample.
“Is USADA coming to Brazil?” he jokes. “It’s the first time USADA comes. I didn’t even know USADA existed in Brazil. The last test was done in Arizona.”
According to the USADA UFC page, Costa has actually been tested 7 times over the course of 2020 (5 times in the third quarter alone), so he may just be trying to troll Adesanya and the fans.
It’s an interesting glimpse into the whole process, with cameras showing Costa boxing and taping a urine sample, then having blood drawn from his massive bicep.