The middleweight contender has called out Costa for a fight at UFC 256 via Twitter while reminding Costa about a comment the fighter made about him over two years ago (via MMA Junkie):
"@BorrachinhaMMA tough break . What you doing December 12 ? Let’s dance! @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00"
"Has anyone seen or heard from @BorrachinhaMMA . Someone ask him if he’s available Dec 12 ! @AliAbdelaziz00 @Mickmaynard2 @danawhite"
"Never forgot ! 2017 !!! It’s either sink or swim . Michael Phelps vibes"
Costa, who is coming off of a second round TKO loss to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, has yet to respond to the call out from Brunson. Brunson, who also has suffered a defeat to Adesanya, is only ranked five spots behind Costa in the UFC middleweight division rankings.