Paulo Costa Is Staying At Middleweight Despite Dana White’s Suggestion To Move

Paulo Costa isn’t changing weight classes, despite what UFC President Dana White previously said.

Costa arrived during fight week overweight, forcing the UFC to move his October 23 main event to 205 pounds. Even when Costa threatened to quit if the UFC penalized him too heavily, Vettori eagerly accepted the match.

Costa lost by unanimous decision, but it was still a nitty gritty five-round fight that demonstrated “Borrachinha” is still worth the price of admission.

Costa’s manager Wallid Ismail explained that Costa had “problems with his weight,” which is why he was unable to make the cut.

“There is no doubt his next fight will take place in the middleweight division,” Ismail told Sherdog.

Still, Costa should fight at light heavyweight in the future because of what happened, including his good performance at 205 pounds, White previously said.

“We will fight whoever the UFC decides. I keep believing that ‘Borrachinha’ will be the champion,” Ismail added.

“He just has to train right. His biggest problem is that he trains too much. If he trains correctly, I have no doubt no one in that division can beat him.”

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