Surprisingly on media day Paulo Costa has announced that he will be not making 185 for his fight against Marvin Vettori.
Number 2 Ranked Paulo Costa has scheduled to fight Number 5 Ranked Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night. But due Costa’s unwillingness to make 185 they both have agreed to fight at catchweight bout.
Per UFC officials, the plan is to move forward with Costa vs. Vettori at a catchweight. No specific weight to report just yet.Brett Okamoto
Despite the blunder of not able to make weight, Paulo Costa does not think this is his fault. He said “I don’t care if you weigh 185, 195, 205 … it’s your choice,” “It’s up to you.”
On the other hand Vettori does not seem to be concerned about Costa’s blunder and he is willing to fight Costa at any heavier weight.
Paulo Costa also said that he does not want to get fined for missing weight. He challenged Vettori to “be a man” and take the fight without getting fine from him.
What is catchweight bout?
Catchweight bout is a term used mostly in MMA/Boxing which does not specify the traditional weight division.
Which means Paulo Costa Vs. Marvin Vettori will no be competing at 185(Middleweight), instead they will be coming little heavier than that may be between 185-195.
UFC Fighters Reacts to Paulo Costa’s unwillingness
22 year old UFC Featherweight Chase Hooper has given his thought on this situation. He thinks, despite Costa’s blunder Vettori should make 185 and take heavy cut of Costa’s purse for not making weight.
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