Paulo Costa is approaching the final fight on his UFC deal, and he wants that bout to be against former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
Paulo Costa Calls Out Robert Whittaker
Costa has been calling for a fight against Whittaker for some time now. He recently took to Instagram to share a fan-made poster of himself and Whittaker.
The caption from Costa revealed he has one fight left in the UFC, and he’d love to cap off his contract against Whittaker.
“As you guys knows I have only 1 fight left in the UFC , so idlk to finish that fighting one of the best guys, Robert Whittaker. What’s you guys think about it? Let’s fuc go!??”
Costa has addressed a potential fight against Whittaker before with a previous Tweet, vowing not to go to decision with the former champion, but instead chasing the finish.
“when I fight whittaker it won’t be by decision, I’ll go for the knockout. I hope he doesn’t change divisions before then.”
when I fight whittaker it won't be by decision, I'll go for the knockout. I hope he doesn't change divisions before then.
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) September 4, 2022
Although his contract is about to expire, UFC president Dana White has expressed interest in re-signing the Brazilin star.
Costa recently snapped a two-fight losing skid with his win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 278. However, he did suffer a broken hand during the fight, meaning he’ll be sidelined for some time.
Whittaker would certainly be a great target fight for Costa should he hope to get back to the middleweight title.
Only Israel Adesanya has defeated Whittaker at 185 pounds. Whittaker comes off of a unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori this past weekend at UFC Paris.