The supply of his anger stems from Adesanya’s chosen post-fight celebration after he completed Costa with strikes within the second spherical.
Instantly after he dropped Costa with a brief inside hook, Adesanya adopted him to the bottom with just a few extra photographs earlier than the referee stopped the competition. Earlier than he stood again up in opposition to, Adesanya pretended he was driving Costa as he started his celebration whereas the Brazilian was nonetheless dazed on the canvas.
“I come right here to speak in regards to the actions that the human trash did after our combat,” Costa mentioned throughout a video posted to his Instagram. “I didn’t see once I was there [in] the cage however I noticed now. I disapprove 100%. To me, that is [personal] now. No one will cease me. No one can cease me.
“I would like my rematch. I’m ready for you. One thing occurred earlier than the combat, I’m not [making] excuses right here to my individuals, to my followers however I might be 100% to combat him and to make him pay. That’s my phrase. Save my phrases.”
In a separate video posted in Portuguese, Costa doubled down on his criticism of Adesanya’s publish combat celebration, which additionally included a heated trade of phrases along with his head coach Eric Albarracin as he stood exterior the cage.
“ me and also you already know, I gained’t come right here with excuses, however I’ll be 100% in my subsequent combat and I wish to be 100%,” Costa mentioned. “The Paulo ‘Borrachinha’ you all know easy methods to combat, the way in which he fights, going ahead always, attempting to complete the combat at any second. I simply noticed his unacceptable and disrespectful angle and he must pay for that within the octagon subsequent time. He must pay each penny in out subsequent combat.
“Dana White, make this combat occur. I didn’t see what he did within the octagon till now. It’s a matter of honor now. Paulo ‘Borrachinha,’ aggressive as all the time. Dana White, make it occur. I might be 100% this time, no excuses, to tear this disrespectful clown’s head off.”
As a lot as Costa desires a rematch, it appears unlikely he’ll be granted that chance earlier than selecting up at the very least a few wins to climb again into title rivalry.
For his half, Adesanya wasted no time responded as he took to Costa’s Instagram web page the place he dropped a few messages aimed on the newest opponent added to his win column.
“I can cease you once more,” Adesanya mentioned to Costa. “Dislike.”