Paulo Costa (13-1 MMA) and Jared Cannonier (13-5 MMA) were planned to headline UFC Fight Night on august 21. This would have been fight for #1 contender, But According to Brett Okamoto (ESPN’s Analyst) Costa has withdraw from this fight & he will be replaced by Kelvin Gastelum.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 5, 2021
According To Paulo Costa he has never signed a contract to fight Jared Cannonier. he also went on to say “Why ufc announced this fight if didn’t signed? My question too”
Costa also said he should be paid like main fighter to headline main event “UFC needs to pay me as main fighter to have fighting in main events” says costa.
Just to be clear. I never signed or locked up that contract. Why ufc announced this fight if didn’t signed? My question too
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) June 5, 2021
He also slammed dana and co. with reference to jake paul’s comment on UFC fighters not getting fair pays.