Paulo Costa Proposes Bout with Derek Brunson
After speculation of a fight between top-five UFC middleweights Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland came to a close with the announcement of Strickland vs. Alex Pereira, Costa has turned his sights elsewhere.
I knew you were a fuc*king pus*y but this show of insecurity surprised even me. just another fake macho https://t.co/iYcIdTGui0
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) March 18, 2022
Costa, who was obviously unhappy about “fake macho” Strickland taking another fight, called out fourth-ranked Derek Brunson.
Now it’s time to Derek Brunson runway or accept. Sean gave up. Brunson? pic.twitter.com/t9sFwIwrrS
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) March 30, 2022
Costa states that “Sean gave up” and tells Brunson to “runway or accept.”
Both men are coming off of a loss in their recent outings. Brunson (23-8-0) suffered a loss to Jared Cannonier at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2. Costa (13-2-0) on the other hand is coming off consecutive losses to Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.
Despite both men being in the top ten of the division for the last few years, the two have yet to meet in the octagon. With both men eager to get back in the octagon and get back to their winning ways, it might just be perfect timing for this bout.
As Brunson has yet to reply to Costa’s offer make sure to check back at MyMMANews as this all unfolds.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.