Rmember when Jake Paul This prank with Floyd Mayweather because he played his hat and the former champion went crazy? Well, Paul Costa tempts fate Khamzat Chimaev after their brief but heated argument last week. Ahead of UFC 279, both fighters had to part ways at APEX because the fight was about to break out.
Costa is known for getting into fights with many fighters and he clearly wants to test Chchen’s star. Khamzat Chimaev just went through an awkward week of canceling a press conference and losing weight the next day. Paulo Costa’s reasons for teasing him are directly related to his middleweight competitive spirit.
As it happened, Costa appeared on social media wearing a black cap that many fans immediately recognized. It was the same guy who Khamzat Chimaev worn in public, Costa somehow took possession of it. At first, he began to say that he would sell it via the Internet. However, Costa received an X rating during a recent episode of his show’s podcast and rubbed his cap on his bottom areas.
It’s basically an x-rated version of Jake Paul’s prank. There has been no response from Khamzat yet, but you can be sure that he did not like what he saw. Many UFC fighters know that Khamzat flares up easily at the slightest provocation. Although, perhaps angering him is not the best thing to do.
Will Chimaev move to the middle division?
The main lesson we have all learned from the last 48 hours of Khamzat Chimaev’s fight is that he is struggling to get to 170 pounds at welterweight. He’s a big guy and he might be more comfortable at middleweight. The problem is that the division is filled with assassins and is run by Isreal Adesanya.
Before he gets a shot at that title, Chimaev needs to establish himself as a reliable contender. A middleweight fight with Costa might be a good start, but next in line is Kevin Holland. We’ll have to see what he does later on Saturday at UFC 279. How he responds to provocations is also important to Chimaev.