Israel Adesanya realized that dimension does matter when he got here up quick in his pursuit of changing into a double champion at UFC 259.
The middleweight champion tried to win the light-heavyweight title however Jan Blachowicz defended his belt with a complete determination win.
The lop-sided rating – 49-46, 49-45, 49-45 – largely got here on account of Blachowicz’s work on the bottom within the last two rounds.
Paulo Costa, the final man to problem Adesanya for his 185lb belt, claimed he was ‘form of drunk’ when he misplaced to The Final Stylebender at UFC 253.
After his defeat – his first in combined martial arts – Adesanya opened his post-fight interview by trolling Costa saying he ‘had a bit of win final evening’ too.
The Brazilian responded on Twitter asking: “Adesanya had been you drunk too?”
The Nigerian-born Kiwi simply defeated Costa after they met with a second-round end and Costa says he had a tipple to assist sleep previous to the loss.
“I used to be form of drunk [when] I fought, possibly, on hangover,” Costa stated of his knockout loss to Adesanya. “I couldn’t sleep due to the [leg] cramps.
“Needless to say the battle occurs at 9 a.m. [local time], we now have to get up at 5 to prepare, stretch, wrap the palms. The UFC informed us to get up at 5 within the morning to go to the sector to battle. I hadn’t slept till 2:30.
“It was my mistake and I don’t blame anybody else, it was one thing I selected [to do], however, with a purpose to attempt to sleep, as a result of I needed to sleep since I used to be awake for 24 hours, I had wine, an excessive amount of wine, a bottle [of wine] to attempt to black out.
“I had a glass and didn’t work. Two glasses, it didn’t work. Half bottle, didn’t work. I had all of it.”
Former double UFC champion Daniel Cormier wasn’t impressed with Costa’s feedback, which got here months after the loss.
“It’s a joke, it’s an absolute joke,” Cormier informed ESPN. “He’s out of his thoughts. This dude, Paulo Costa, is gonna kill me when he sees me. He legitimately says among the dumbest stuff I’ve ever heard in my total life.
“I don’t know who’s advising this younger man. That is the stuff you say after, ‘Oh man I bought drunk,’ since you didn’t have time to consider an excuse. It took you six months to provide you with ‘you bought drunk, you drank an excessive amount of wine’ … who informed him to place that on the market?”