Just lately we discovered that former UFC mild heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira shouldn’t be the largest fan of Paulo Costa. Forward of his bout with Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 Teixeira mentioned that Costa had been ‘corrupted’ by social media, comparing the fighter—and his quest to add followers—to Kim Kardashian.
Teixeira criticized Costa once more just lately, when speaking to Ag. Combat. Particularly, Teixeira spoke about why he thinks Costa is so vocal on social media after a profitable fighter loses.
“The man sees it and he’s like, ‘Rattling man, that is the way in which. I’m actually not profitable a shit, not even hitting the burden or doing any shit. I’m just like the worst skilled, so what am I going to do right here?’ That’s the way in which out, creating controversy,” mentioned Teixeira (ht Sportskeeda). “Calling the man, placing the man down when he’s on the worst second of his life. ‘Oo oh, Charles [Oliveira] misplaced his belt’, Speaking shit, you already know?! As a result of it would promote, as a result of it would promote. He already is aware of that.”
Lately Costa has seen his inventory fall within the UFC. His 13-0 report was snapped by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in 2020. Since then Costa has turn into higher identified for posting memes, lacking weight and blaming his title struggle loss on an excessive amount of wine.
Just lately Costa was accused of assaulting a nurse at a vaccination clinic. The nurse claimed Costa was attempting to falsify a vaccination report. Costa has denied those claims.
Few fighters appear as totally different from Costa as Teixeira. In his latest interview Teixeira mentioned he was trying ahead to deleting all his social media as soon as his preventing profession is over.
Teixeira was one in every of MMA’s feel-good tales final 12 months, when he beat Jan Blachowicz to turn into the second oldest UFC champion in promotional historical past (behind Randy Couture). Teixeira earned his title shot due to a 5 struggle profitable streak and victories over Ion Cutelaba, Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos.
The loss to Prochazka got here through submission within the fifth spherical. Earlier than that occurred Teixeira was profitable the struggle, main Prochazka on two judges’ scorecards.
Given how shut he was to defending his title, Teixeira has called for an immediate rematch with Prochazka.