Paulo Costa Swears To Bring Back His Old Self Who ‘Takes Heads Off’ After UFC 302

"Borrachinha" vows a chilling performance in next fight.

Paulo Costa Talks Ufc 302 Loss
Paulo Costa Talks Ufc 302 Loss - Image credit @borrachinhamma Instagram
  • Paulo Costa opened up about his disappointment over his last performances
  • “Borrachinha” vows to return to his aggressive style and approach

Paulo Costa is evidently not happy with his previous performances and is now determined to bring back his aggressiveness inside the Octagon.

Costa is switching styles

Speaking on X, “Borrachinha” reflected on his decision loss to Sean Strickland at UFC 303 and came clean about failing to deliver. According to Costa, it’s hard to beat former champions but he will move on and return to his old self, the one who always want to finish his opponent.

“Sean won, I didn’t perform very well. I think he didn’t either but at least he did enough to win. This is two losses in a row in three fights. Three former champs, Luke Rockhold, [Robert] Whittaker, and Sean. I won one and lost two. But let me tell you something, I agree with Dana [White] and Joe Rogan and I will do that, I will bring back the Paulo that takes heads off to finish the fight,” the Brazilian said in the video.

“Sorry, I’m not that kind of counter guy,” he continued. “I do better moving forward and trying to finish and look for heads. Sean is so awkward, so different kind of fighter to fight against, it’s difficult. He was teeping me, keep pushing me, keeping me far from him because he knows the power that I have. And I have the power, so I need to deliver that, and I will do that.”

Costa hasn’t scored a finish for years

It’s easy to see why Costa has gone frustrated these past few years as the last time he scored a finish was in 2018 when he TKO’d Uriah Hall at UFC 226. Since then, “Borrachinha” only won two of his six fights and it both came by way of decision.

From the look of it, Costa will have a different approach in his next fight. As it stands, Costa has now dropped to No. 8 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Published on June 4, 2024 at 12:29 pm
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