You wouldn’t assume somebody who carries with him a nickname of “Soldier of God” is a foul particular person. However should you ask Paulo Costa, that’s precisely what Yoel Romero is.
That’s as a result of the hulking Middleweight took to the media to assert Costa was compelled out of their scheduled struggle — which was set to go down this Sat. (April 27, 2019) in Ft. Lauderdale — as a consequence of points with United States Anti-Doping Company (USADA).
A sentiment “The Eraser” clearly took offense to.
“It’s not true. Romero is a foul man. He put this within the air,” Costa stated on The Ariel Helwani MMA Present. “It’s not true. I by no means used steroids in my life. I by no means used something to shift the sport.”
Final week, Crew Costa revealed the rationale he was yanked from the occasion, claiming it was as a consequence of a priority from New York State Athletic Fee (NYSAC) with a medicine he took for abdomen points final 12 months.
Paulo doubled down on that declare.
“I really feel dangerous in my abdomen, a abdomen ache,” Costa stated. “My treatment was regular. It was to not improve efficiency. However I can’t communicate a lot about this. I want to attend for the New York fee to shut the case.”
In line with Costa, he isn’t suspended by any athletic fee or USADA and is eyeing a return to motion as quickly as attainable. And whereas he’ll tackle any and all comers, he nonetheless desires to place paws on “Soldier of God.”
”Sure, after all,” Costa stated when requested if the struggle is getting an increasing number of private by the minute. “If I struggle towards him, I’ll punch with extra energy to make him pay.”
Further highly effective punches from the hulking Brazilian isn’t a very good time for anybody on the receiving finish.
Costa hasn’t competed since dismantling Uriah Corridor final July to earn his twelfth straight win (see it), fourth contained in the Octagon. As for Romero, he was yanked from his substitute struggle towards Ronaldo Souza as a consequence of sickness, which opened up the door for UFC to as soon as once more e book him in a bout towards “The Eraser” for the fourth time.
The place have I seen this earlier than?
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