Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev must be isolated after the contenders got into a squabble only days in front of UFC 279.
The episode occurred at the UFC Execution Establishment in Las Vegas where Costa was preparing with previous UFC welterweight Jake Safeguards in a hooking meeting. Chimaev and his group observed close by before the circumstance got warmed.
In a video posted a short time later by Costa, the Brazilian showed the recording where Chimaev began talking from outside the enclosure where the instructional course was occurring, which prompted the showdown.
“He said my name ‘hello Borrachinha’ like he called me to talk. I went there, I confronted him and he said ‘hello Borrachinha, for what reason did you discuss me?'” Costa said in the video. “I said for what reason did I discuss you? I said you need to battle me? He said ‘no, I need to know why you discuss me?’ I said, I need to battle you. On the off chance that you beat Nate Diaz, I need to battle you.
He froze. He said ‘alright, we should battle now’ and his entire group go in the center among me and him. This person is frightened. He’s frightened as f***.”
The video shows Costa strolling over to the enclosure and conversing with Chimaev before in the end strolling toward the entryway to defy him. That is the point at which Chimaev’s group pushes him back and in the middle of between the contenders to keep a battle from breaking out.
Close to the furthest limit of the quarrel, Chimaev can heard yell, “Who’s the hoodlum now? You’re playing like a youngster now,” as his group keeps on pulling him away from the preparation region.
To make sure you know Chimaev, I don’t have to have two or three people with me,” Costa chuckled in his reaction. “I’m one man. I walk alone and I can beat you alone with only one hand. You’re sufficiently not, motherf*.”
One more point of the squabble arose on Monday, which should be visible underneath.
Obviously, Chimaev is only days from featuring his most memorable compensation per-view against Nate Diaz at UFC 279, while Costa is falling off a great win over previous UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 in August.
Whether these two will really meet in the octagon one day is obscure, yet Costa surely appears to be prepared to get it going after Chimaev conflicts with Diaz on Saturday
Following a fight before UFC 279, Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev must be separated.