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Paulo Costa eyes fight with ex-Champion Kamaru Usman after UFC 298 return: ‘I might finish him’


Paulo Costa, who was a former divisional champion and lost to Robert Whittaker by decision in the UFC 298 main event, has stated that he would love to fight former welterweight gold medalist, Kamaru Uman.

Costa, the current number seventh ranked middleweight contender, had been sidelined for almost two years prior to last weekend’s co-headlining clash with former champion, Whittaker.

Costa, a native of Belo Horizonte, lost a decision to Whittaker despite nearly closing the show in the late first round. He had a wheel kick attempt that was so bad it almost ended the fight.

As for Usman, the former pound-for-pound number one most recently co-headlined UFC 294 himself back in October in Abu Dhabi, UAE – losing a close, majority decision defeat to the unbeaten, Khamzat Chimaev on short-notice.

Paulo Costa weighs in on Kamaru Usman’s clash

And weighing up a potential middleweight stay following an impromptu divisional debut, Usman has been called out by Costa following his UFC 298 return – claiming that he may be able to do what Chimaev failed to, and finish the Auchi veteran if…

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