Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, 31, of New Zealand and Nigeria pretended to hump Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa, 29, of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil right after the “UFC 253” main event. The Brazilian mixed martial artist did not know about this until recently.
Costa was so furious he called Adesanya a human trash. On September 28, 2020, the former took to Instagram to give a message to the reigning middleweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“I come here to talk about the action the human trash did, the human trash did, after our fight,” Costa said. “I didn’t see when I was down in the cage but I saw now. I disapprove 100 percent. To me, this is not done now.”
“Nobody will stop me,” the Brazilian MMA fighter continued. “Nobody can stop me. I am (coming) for you Adesanya. I want my rematch and you know I’m waiting for you.”
“I can stop you… again,” Adesanya responded to the Costa’s video in the comment section. “Dislike.”
Costa challenged Adesanya on September 26, 2020. They headlined “UFC 253” at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
It was the first ever UFC title bout between two undefeated MMA fighters. Referee Jason Herzog put a stop to the title bout after 3 minutes and 59 seconds in the second round.
Adesanya knocked out Costa via punches and elbows. This made the Nigerian-Kiwi champion the first ever MMA fighter to defeat the Brazilian challenger in a professional MMA bout.
Winning at “UFC 253” improved the professional MMA record of Adesanya to 20 wins and 0 loss while Costa now has 13 wins and 1 loss. It was the Nigerian-Kiwi champion’s ninth win in the UFC.
Twelve countries were represented at “UFC 253” namely Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and the U.S. Adesanya solely represented Nigeria and was one of the four fighters who represented New Zealand while Costa was one of the four representatives of Brazil.