Luke Rockhold slams Paulo Costa in X-RATED rant ahead of their fight

‘This motherf******!’: Luke Rockhold explodes at UFC 278 opponent Paulo Costa with x-rated rant claiming Brazilian kept postponing their fight because of ‘all the cosmetic bulls*** he got done

  • Luke Rockhold and Paulo Costa clashed ahead of their bout at Saturday’s UFC 278
  • Rockhold claimed his opponent had done all he could to avoid fighting him
  • Costa fired back and took aim at both Rockhold’s age and the clothes he wore 
  • The hostility between the pair shows no signs of relenting ahead of their fight

Luke Rockhold has taken no prisoners ahead of his fight with Paulo Costa as he slammed the Brazilian in an x-rated rant.

Rockhold appeared on stage at a press conference ahead of his upcoming bout with Costa in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC 278.

The 37-year-old one-time middleweight champion slammed his opponent and claimed Costa did all he could to avoid taking this fight, claiming the Brazilian kept postpoining their fight because of ‘all the cosmetic bulls*** he got done’.

Luke Rockhold (R) and Paulo Costa (L) clashed ahead of their fight at UFC 278 on Saturday

Rockhold claimed Costa had done all he could to avoid fighting him in an x-rated rant

Costa hit back at the American’s criticism and mocked Rockhold’s age and dress sense

Rockhold said: ‘This m*********** didn’t want to take the fight in the first place.

‘The UFC forced it down his throat and then he delayed it twice, month after month and all the cosmetic bull**** he got done. You little b****, shut up.’

Costa took Rockhold’s words with a pinch of salt and mocked the American’s age.

He responded: ‘Come on, this guy is too old to say this kind of bull****. Come on. You are too old to say this kind of bull****.

‘He can say this bull****. I don’t feed on an older man like he is. It doesn’t matter on the day of the fight. We will be close in the same cage, just me and him and we will see who has more energy, who has more power and more will to win this fight.’

Later on at the press conference, Costa took aim at Rockhold’s outfit, saying he was trying to dress like a ‘teenager’.

The veteran fired back: ‘I’m old, I’m young. What am I? ‘Shut the f*** up.’

The tension between the pair didn’t stop there, with both fighters continuing to throw a slew of insults at each other.


The animosity between the pair showed no signs of relenting ahead of Saturday’s bout

The pair stomped towards each other on stage with UFC President Dana White ready to step in

This included when Rockhold questioned Costa’s desire when he faces challenges.

‘Have you ever dealt with adversity?’, Rockhold said, before he pointed to when Costa was criticised for missing his weight in a previous clash with Marvin Vettori.

‘The one time you dealt with adversity you missed weight by 20 f****** pounds.

‘My question: what’s your weight at? We all want to know. Are you going to make weight? Are you going to make f****** weight?’

Costa fired back at Rockhold with ‘f*** you’, before he claimed he would win the fight easily on Saturday evening.

He said: ‘I’m on my primetime. I will f*** this old man up on Saturday. He is visibly uncomfortable because he knows he will face a monster. He knows already. Look at him, He’s uncomfortable. I will retire him on Saturday.’

The end of the press conference didn’t end the animosity as the pair stomped towards each other on stage with UFC President Dana White ready to step in.

Saturday’s fight is definitely not one to be missed as the hostility between the pair shows no signs of relenting.




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