After an underwhelming fight against Yoel Romero at UFC 248, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is now eager to make amends with a fight against Paul Costa and has targeted July as a potential landing spot for their showdown.
“Trust me, I’m going to have fun with him,” Adesanya told reporters after UFC 248. “I’m going to f*cking roast him like a Sunday pig.
“He sucks at trying to talk trash as well. He’s easily influenced. I can flick his nose and you’ll see him bark at the cage. Like he’s too emotional. I already know how that fight’s going to go. I’m going to sleep that guy.
“I’ve had a lot of kickboxing fights, his reach, his arms when he lets them down reaches his waist. I’ll pick him apart. He’s a guy that I’ll definitely jab, pick apart, catch him and then knock him out.
“I’m looking to that fight now more than ever. Cause I actually get a guy that’s going to not stand there and do like the 52 blocks at me. He’s actually going to come forward, have pressure and get hit by me a lot.
“That sounds good to me. July’s my birthday month. We’re in March, yeah I can do that.”