Paulo Costa got some extra reps in against Israel Adesanya ahead of their upcoming fight.
UFC middleweight champion Adesanya defends the gold against Costa in the main event of UFC 253. Costa apparently had a pre-fight battle against another Israel, with this one being "Israel Runnersanya", as Costa put a video online recently of a fake fight between the two.
The video, which is just over six minutes long, even features fake entrances, a fake Bruce Buffer and Costa chasing Runnersanya inside and outside of the Octagon. This video is just the next step in the rivalry between Adesanya and Costa, which began even before Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker to become the UFC middleweight champion at UFC 243.
Adesanya has yet to respond to the video created by his UFC 253 opponent and rival.
UFC 253 takes place on Saturday, September 26 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.