Former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker may have verbally agreed to fight former title challenger, Paulo Costa at UFC 299 in March, however, the ex-titleholder will now target a UFC 300 return instead, with his manager claiming the Brazilian is still “playing games” on a bout with his client.
Whittaker was the third ranked middleweight competitor at the time of UFC 290, which took place in July during International Fight Week. Whittaker suffered a devastating TKO defeat to Dricus du Pleissis, who will be the headliner for UFC 297 and the title challenger.
Whittaker is now the subject of an invitation from Brazilian star Costa who said he would be willing to face him in the first quarter next year.
And himself targeting a fight in March at UFC 299 – which is currently slated for a Miami, Florida landing pad, Whittaker tagged Costa in a post on his official social media – adding fuel to the fire of a once-planned pairing.
However, as far as the ex-champion’s manager, Titus Day is concerned, a UFC 300 return against former undisputed…