The war of words between Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa continue, as Strickland pokes fun at Costa’s loss to Israel Adesanya

It is well established by now that UFC middleweight title contenders Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa can’t stand the sight of each other. The duo take gibes at each other as soon as an opportunity presents itself.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 30: In this UFC handout, Sean Strickland poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 30, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Responding to a tweet by the Brazilian, ‘Tarzan’ demolished his adversary by mocking his loss against the champion Israel Adesanya back in 2020.

Strickland replied to Costa’s question ‘Where is the fag?’ by saying, “In all fairness to Costa I wouldn’t call him gay, it was more of a forceful sexual assault by Style bender , I’m just happy he didn’t decide to penetrate you…. Jokes aside man you’re hard to take seriously. Mma to professional clown, definitely a step up for you…”

It was also reported by Strickland that the UFC is not to keen on setting up this match-up, even as their rivalry continues to grow by the day.

“Let’s do it rat” – Paulo Costa responds to Sean Strickland

There are rumours surrounding the internet that a potential fight between Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa is reportedly under works. The ever uninhibited Strickland has been calling out for a fight with the Brazilian in recent times.

Paulo Costa had infamously blamed excessive wine consumption one day prior to the fight as his reason for a lacklustre performance against Israel Adesanya.

Strickland scoffed at these claims by Costa and alluded to a fight against the latter sometime in the future. He ridiculed Costa on Twitter by saying,

“Instagram blocked me, joked about a pedophile dying and I guess they didn’t like it lol!!!! Anyways I’m not fighting Darren Till. I want Costa and if Costa can’t put down the wine and cookies I want Jack.”

Responding to the insolent call-out and age-long beef, Costa put out a tweet essentially welcoming the challenge & calling Strickland a rat.

He said , ‘Let’s do it rat.” along with a Brazilian Portuguese phrase that translates to – “We’ll see if he really is a bully.”

Now that some of the biggest names and top contenders in the division already have fights booked or are rumored to fight, a matchup between the duo makes absolutely perfect sense.

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