After being knocked out by Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa he trains pretty hard for his return to the UFC. His fall was at UFC 253, where the Nigerian did the same with the South American in the second round and took a new defense of “the island of the fight.” The Brazilian had promised to knock him out, but after he was the one lying on the canvas, he gave an incredible statement of why that happened.
Starting with his controversial words, Coast He said, ‘I was a bit drunk when I fought, perhaps, with a hangover. I couldn’t sleep due to leg cramps. Note that the fight happens at 9am local time, we have to wake up at 5 to get ready, stretch, wrap our hands. The UFC told us to get up at 5 in the morning to go to the arena to fight. I hadn’t slept until 2:30.
“It was my mistake and I don’t blame anyone else, it was something I chose to do, but, to try to sleep, because I had to sleep since I was awake for 24 hours, I drank wine, too much wine, a bottle of wine to try to pass out. I had a glass and did not work. Two glasses, it didn’t work. Half a bottle, it didn’t work. I had it all. It was a different feeling. I am always very active in every fight. There is some apprehension, fear of being hit and all that, so you are ready, “admitted the Brazilian.
An unexpected reason
For its part, Paul He acknowledged: “In this fight, the championship fight, I was sleepy, I was yawning and I wasn’t worried. It was weird. I didn’t feel anything, not even an agony, ‘Wow, I’m fighting for the title.’ Not even that. He was too calm. All that calm scared me. Apart from the fight of Adesanya where many things happened, many factors that did not allow me to arrive well, it will be the same Paulo as always, going for the knockout at all times ».
“That is what I am. I have not changed. The thing is, I had 20, 10 percent of my abilities in the fight of Adesanya. We had to change the strategy in the dressing room. ‘Don’t attack him, just wait the first two rounds,’ which was a mistake. The right thing to do would have been not to fight like me, because it was different. I was different because I was in horrible condition. I did not sleep, I had leg cramps all the time, before walking to the octagon, in the locker room, “he concluded. Paulo Costa.
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