Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker is a match that many expect, but Costa emphasized that nothing is official yet. Costa wants to fight, but he also wants more money. “The time for fighting for free has gone,” Costa told Submission Radio, as quoted by mmahour.com.
“I love MMA, but I cannot just fight for the love. I have bills to pay”. Costa seems to want a new offer, given that the current one does not suit him. He wants more money. “I have got this same payment since 2017,” Costa said.
“So, it’s crazy. And I have fought the top-five guys and I get money as a beginner. So, [Campbell] agreed. He said, yeah, it’s totally out of date, we need to update this. “But after that they announced that fight against Robert.
But I didn’t see any contract in my mail, on my table. I have nothing yet. I’m just waiting for Hunter to make his offer. Because he said, OK, we’ll make another offer and you see what you think about it”.
Paulo Costa: This is the bad part
It is obvious that he is not satisfied with the UFC and the policy that they are currently pushing. Paulo Costa is not satisfied with such a situation and wants changes. “This fight is one of my favorite fights that I wanted to make,” he said.
“Because I appreciate the fighter that Robert is. He’s very good. Since I saw him fight, I thought, I want to fight this guy because he’s savage, you know, he puts a lot of desire in his fights. So, it should be a great fight, and I’d I love to make that fight.
It’s one of my favorite fights to make, of course. “But I don’t have any deal to do this fight. This is the bad part. I want to do this fight, but I don’t have a deal. UFC didn’t send me nothing. No contract, no offer yet.
It’s a weird situation. I don’t know what’s going on with the UFC. Because you guys know, the UFC used to publish some fights when the fight is close, when the deal is on. But it’s not in this case. They asked me about Robert, if I should fight him.
I said, ‘Yes, of course, it’ll be a pleasure to fight him.’ But they didn’t send any offer to fight him yet”.