UFC mild heavyweight contender Thiago Santos a bone to select with fellow Brazilian Paulo Costa.
In a dialog on podcast Nem Me Viu, ‘Marreta’ shared a narrative a couple of time when ‘Borrachinha’ disrespected him throughout a weight lower. It was an incident that has left Santos eager to face Costa within the Octagon ever since.
In response to Santos, Costa had little respect for his fellow fighter whereas Santos was within the bathtub slicing weight for an upcoming battle. Marreta says that whereas he was within the tub, Paulo and a few mates had been having a celebration within the tub subsequent to his, disrupting the troublesome course of for the longtime ATT expertise.
“There was a state of affairs with ‘Borrachinha’ wherein I used to be slicing weight and he and his crew obtained in and began leaping within the chilly bathtub, which was subsequent to the recent one I used to be in, having a celebration,” Santos instructed Nem Me Viu (translated by Sherdog). “They didn’t respect that second of mine there. He even mentioned later that I’m getting beat up by everybody.
“Since that’s how it’s, why doesn’t he benefit from it and are available hit me too at UFC Rio de Janeiro?”
Again in August, Santos (22-11) was on the receiving finish of a knockout loss to Jamahal Hill. The defeat put Marreta on a two-fight dropping skid, with a unanimous choice to Magomed Ankalaev earlier than that. The 38-year-old’s final win got here in October 2021, when he defeated Johnny Walker by unanimous choice. That victory marks Santos’ solely win in his final six outings.
The UFC 283 PPV occasion is anticipated to happen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 21. Up to now no bouts have been introduced for the cardboard.