UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori made his intentions clear for his upcoming UFC Vegas 41 headlining bout against Paulo Costa tomorrow night.
Vettori took to his Instagram to post the following video and provide the latest update in the ongoing weight debacle with Costa, which now has led the fight between the two former UFC middleweight title challengers being moved to a light heavyweight bout given the Brazilian's lackadaisical and unprofessional approach to the weight cut this fight week. He plans on making Costa pay for his antics when the pair collides on Saturday night.
“I feel like it’s good for me to give an explanation to all the fans to what’s going on about the fight,” Vettori said (h/t MMA Junkie). “So basically, I came in, ready to make weight, ready to make 185 (pounds) as always. I came in and a little bit after, they told me Costa is overweight. First, they wanted to do 190, and 190 wasn’t enough so 195 then 198, and then 198 was good for a while, we signed a contract for 195 and then he says 195 he can’t make it. So we’re up to 205. I’m making sure I’m gonna give a fight to all the fans Saturday night, and I won’t let this guy get away with it. So, I accepted the fight and we’re gonna f*cking do it. We’re gonna slap this motherf*cker, you know. We’re gonna f*cking beat him. It’s right for me to do it for all of us and for all the fighters who actually struggle to make weight. It was very disrespectful from his side to come in 30 pounds heavier and I’m ready, man, Let’s go.”