“We’re beefing with him,” UFC President Dana White on pleading former title challenger to change weight class due to profound weight cut issues

White talked about the weight cut issues at UFC Vegas 42 post-event media scrum, following the inability of a fighter to not make weight in the same event.

Paulo Costa- Dana White
Paulo Costa- Dana White

Out of all the problems that can stop a fight from happening, even UFC President Dana White would agree that fighters missing scheduled weight tops the list. The infamous weigh in debacle caused by Paulo Costa back at the fight week of UFC Fight Night: Costa vs Vettori is a case in point, and to an extent that White talks about it even after weeks.

Costa and his opponent Marvin Vettori fought back in October. The fighters were scheduled to fight at the middleweight, where both the fighters have fought before and also fought for the title once. At the onset of fight week, Costa revealed that he couldn’t make the agreed weight of 185 lbs, which is middleweight. So the fight was now mutually agreed to be happening at catchweight of 195 lbs. But Costa’s side revealed that he couldn’t make 195 as well, so the fight finally happened at 205 lbs.

What Dana White said about Paulo Costa’s issue with making weight

Joel Alvarez
Joel Alvarez

At the UFC Vegas 42 post-event media scrum, a journalist asked White about UFC Lightweight Joel Alvarez missing the mark of 155 lbs for the second time, though Alvarez won the fight he missed weight at.

Dana White then said “If you continuously can’t make weight… you know we are beefing with Costa right now over this…is there a person over this that thinks he can come in the next fight and confident he will make 185 pounds exactly, anybody? Raise your hands please,” in response to this, no one did.

So what do you think of Costa resisting White’s decision to put the former up for the light heavyweight bouts from now on? Do you think this is suitable to do to Costa or does Costa deserves one more chance to prove he can stay professional and make the middleweight?

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