After being knocked out by Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa he trains fairly laborious for his return to the UFC. His fall was at UFC 253, the place the Nigerian did the identical with the South American within the second spherical and took a brand new protection of “the island of the battle.” The Brazilian had promised to knock him out, however after he was the one mendacity on the canvas, he gave an unimaginable assertion of why that occurred.
Beginning along with his controversial phrases, Coast He mentioned, ‘I used to be a little bit drunk after I fought, maybe, with a hangover. I could not sleep as a result of leg cramps. Be aware that the battle occurs at 9am native time, now we have to get up at 5 to prepare, stretch, wrap our arms. The UFC instructed us to rise up at 5 within the morning to go to the sector to battle. He hadn’t slept till 2:30.
“It was my mistake and I do not blame anybody else, it was one thing I selected to do, however, to attempt to sleep, as a result of I needed to sleep since I used to be 24 hours awake, I had wine, an excessive amount of wine, a bottle of wine to attempt to cross out. I had a glass and didn’t work. Two glasses, it did not work. Half a bottle, it did not work. I had all of it. It was a unique feeling. I’m at all times very lively in each battle. There may be some apprehension, worry of being hit and all that, so you might be prepared, “admitted the Brazilian.
An surprising cause
For its half, Paul He acknowledged: “On this battle, the battle for the championship, I used to be sleepy, I used to be yawning and I used to be not nervous. It was bizarre. I did not really feel something, not even an agony, ‘Wow, I am combating for the title.’ Not even that. He was too calm. All that calm scared me. Other than the battle of Adesanya the place many issues occurred, many elements that didn’t permit me to reach effectively, it will likely be the identical Paulo as at all times, going for the knockout always ».
“That’s what I’m. I’ve not modified. The factor is, I had 20, 10 % of my talents within the battle Adesanya. We needed to change the technique within the dressing room. ‘Do not assault him, simply watch for the primary two rounds’, which was a mistake. The correct factor to do would have been to not battle like me, as a result of it was totally different. I used to be totally different as a result of I used to be in horrible situation. I didn’t sleep, I had leg cramps on a regular basis, earlier than strolling in direction of the octagon, within the locker room, “he concluded. Paulo Costa.