“That doesn’t make any fucking sense,” Marvin Vettori doesn’t believe Paulo Costa’s weight cut story for UFC Vegas 41

Marvin Vettori doesn't believe Paulo Costa's reason for showing overweight at UFC Vegas 41.

Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa
Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa

The number 2nd ranked UFC Middleweight fighter, Paulo Costa faced a unanimous decision loss against the number 5th ranked Middleweight fighter, Marvin Vettori at the main event of UFC Vegas 41. Costa showed up ridiculously overweight for this fight and after a series of alterations, this fight got scheduled for the Light Heavyweight weight category.

After his loss, Paulo Costa claimed that he got a bicep tear during the preparation camp for his fight and that was the reason he wasn’t able to make weight. But ‘The Italian Dream’ Marvin Vettori finds this reason a complete lie and talking about it in the UFC Vegas 41 post-fight press conference, Vettori added,

“Fu*king hell, can’t you run with a bicep tear to make weight,’ what is that? What is that excuse? That doesn’t make any fucking sense. No, I don’t believe him. You can do pretty much everything with a bicep tear, anyway.”

“It doesn’t have anything to do with the weight. You could’ve said, ‘I couldn’t throw anything with my right hand because of my bicep tear,’ but not, ‘I couldn’t make weight with a bicep tear.’”

Costa and Vettori tore each other apart for five rounds and because of what Paulo Costa did before the fight, Marvin Vettori has no respect left for him. Vettori added, “He’s full of shit to be honest, I don’t like how he carried himself. Nah, I mean, if I see him right now, I probably won’t jump him.”

“But I won’t share a glass of nothing [with him]. Fuck it. You f*cking go your way, I’ll go my way. You fucking lost, you’re gonna give me 30 percent of your purse, now go run, fat ass.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

Marvin Vettori claimed Paulo Costa wanted to get out of this fight

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Marvin Vettori vs Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa’s behavior for this whole fight week was really unprofessional and he was criticized by many fellow fighters as well. Marvin Vettori claimed that Costa did all this because he didn’t want to fight him.

Marvin Vettori added, “In my mind, I thought this guy wanted out of the fight because he’s not ready. My rational mind was saying, ‘You can’t think that way because it could all be a fucking trap.’”

“I can definitely see that he was ready to scratch the fight, because I don’t think a lot of people would have gone up that much weight, but at the same time if I do accept, I’m all in. I can’t expect him to not be ready. So it was weird on my side, too, because I had to stay completely focused, even on him making all this shit where he looked like he wasn’t ready.”

In the end, Vettori concluded, “I had people all the time telling me, ‘He’s not ready, he wants out of the fight, he doesn’t want to be here.’ You saw the performance, he came game. He wasn’t out of shape.” {h/t MMA Fighting}

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