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UFC 243: Watch Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa Trade Verbal Shots in “The Thrill & The Agony”

Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa have been firing verbal warnings each other's way for weeks, and that didn't change, after "The Last Stylebender" took out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.

The preview for UFC 243’s “The Thrill and the Agony” video has been shared out, and perhaps not surprisingly, it captures Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa trading verbal shots.

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The Adesanya – Costa beef

The undefeated middleweights have been going at it through social media and interviews for quite sometime now. The rivalry kicked into high gear after Adesanya took a poke at Costa’s reach (or lack thereof in comparison to him) and his size. The powerful fighter didn’t appreciate the comments,and since then, tensions between the two have escalated, big time.

The Thrill and the Agony

Well, as you can see by watching the video below, after Adesayna finished Robert Whittaker to unify the middleweight titles, it wasn’t long before he and Costa ‘talked’.

Costa (13-0), who is coming off a decision win over Yoel Romero, is expected to challenge Adesanya (18-0) next.

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