UFC 278 ‘Embedded’ video (Ep. 3): Luke Rockhold wanted ‘Obese Paulo’ — got middleweight ‘monster’ instead
After more than 3 years transparent of the battle sport, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will make his return to cage fighting opposite one-time identify challenger Paulo Costa throughout the UFC 278 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main fit this Sat. night time (Aug. 20, 2022) inside of Vivint Area in Salt Lake The town, Utah.
Unfortunately for Rockhold, he’s going to have devoted a tactical error when scouting this 185-pound showdown, most likely expecting to capitalize on a fat, unfocused Costa who was too busy drinking wine to worry about successful fights.
Slightly the opposite.
“I am feeling faster, so much faster than previous to,” Costa knowledgeable the “Embedded” cameras. “It’s usual because of I am lighter. I consider like a monster. Unfortunately, Luke Rockhold has really unhealthy luck. He spotted me obese and thought, ‘I will be able to battle this Obese Paulo, he is not focused anymore.’ He’s got me in the most productive physically shape ever.”
That “shape” may have saved him from going to delicate heavyweight.
Inside the final 5 years, the 37 year-old Rockhold (16-5) has dropped 3 of four and lengthy long gone to sleep in all 3 of his losses, along with his failed delicate heavyweight experiment towards Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239. As for Costa (13-2), he’s coming off back-to-back losses to middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (UFC 253) and top contender Marvin Vettori (UFC Vegas 41). The loser could also be eliminated from the 185-pound identify chase.
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