It’s not enough for Paulo Costa to merely call out Yoel Romero, he must also take off his shirt and get super beefy in the process. I’m not sure if that’s going to be any more enticing for the “Soldier of God,” but at least it gives the haters (you know who you are) yet another reason to be suspicious.
Costa was expecting to fight Romero at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York, but the Cuban slugger withdrew from the bout as a result of lingering health issues and provided no definitive timetable for his return.
That leaves “The Eraser” without a date to the big dance. Another option was the bigger and harder Chris Weidman, but “All American” has since been paired off with Luke Rockhold this November in “The Empire State.”
The more likely scenario is that Costa will wait for Romero to get his ducks in a row, then throw hands with the two-time middleweight title contender in early 2019. Until then, he’ll have plenty of time to clomp around the pool with his shirt off.
Much to the chagrin of the salty surf community.