What a wild week for Paulo Costa.
The Brazilian’s middleweight clash against Marvin Vettori was originally set for 185 pounds. Then it was 195 pounds. Finally, Costa and Vettori’s main event at UFC Vegas 41 on Saturday afternoon is official for 205 pounds.
See how the pros reacted to Costa vs. Vettori now being contested in an entirely different division thanks to Costa’s weight issues below.
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) October 22, 2021
Imagine Paulo costa purposely did this so that the betting lines would heavily sway in marvins favor so that he could place a huge bet on himself to the point where winning it would pay out way more than the 20 percent loss to Marvin haha
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) October 22, 2021
Paulo Costa can’t find a way to make the weight he wanted, the money he wanted, or the fight he wanted ♂️
— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 22, 2021
This is just ridiculous at this point.
He should be receiving a harsher penalty for the blatant lack of professionalism and respect than just 20% of his purse https://t.co/zilFT7Juqn
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) October 22, 2021
Plot twist, technically Costa weighed in under the agreed upon limit. #UFCVegas41
— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) October 22, 2021
If you were not a fan of @MarvinVettori before, you have to be now. He takes the fight at Light Heavyweight because @BorrachinhaMMA comes in drastically overweight You see people dropping out over 2-3 lbs, this is a 20lbs swing!! Big ups to Marvin
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) October 22, 2021