Joe Rogan thinks Israel Adesanya might have broken Paulo Costa after their middleweight title fight at UFC 253, with the renowned podcast host claiming the loss has taken a serious toll on ‘Borrachinha’s’ mental health.
Rogan says the fact that Adesanya is much skinner than Costa but still managed to put a beating on him will haunt the Brazilian for the rest of his professional career.
“I think Adesanya’s fight took a real toll on him mentally. There were so many excuses. And it was the way that Israel beat him. I mean, Izzy just lit him up like a Christmas tree.” Rogan said during a recent episode of JRE (h/t Sportskeeda). “And that was not a competitive fight by any stretch of the imagination.
WHAT A STATEMENT
Israel Adesanya ends the rivalry with Paulo Costa inside two rounds with a dominant display!
It was THAT easy #UFC253 pic.twitter.com/jxdchos1zf
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 27, 2020
“And I think when you’re a guy who steamrolls everybody, and walks down Yoel Romero, and you look like a destroyer – And then this skinny dude just lights you up, and f**ks you up, and then dry h**ps you from behind while beating you up.”
Following his TKO loss to Adesanya, Costa dropped a unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori in the UFC Vegas 41 main event after several failed attempts to make weight. The 30-year-old said he isn’t interested in fighting again unless the UFC grants him an immediate rematch.
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