Keeping an eye on his career Paulo borrachinha, Firas Zahabi, Georges St-Pierre's former coach, expresses pessimism about the Brazilian's next appearance. When recalling the athlete's last performance, the coach pointed out the difficulty the star had in a confrontation against the 'already out of his prime' Luke Rockhold.
“Costa, it seems to me, has lost focus. He had a victory over Luke Rockhold, which was a fight with many twists and turns. But this was after Luke was actually, you know, he was defeated several times, and let's take a look at Luke's background. His last victory was in 2017. His last victory Luke Rockhold it was in 2017”, declared Faris in an interview with the channel 'Tristar' No. YouTube.
As he continued his speech, Zahabi recalled the Brazilian's career on the UFC reality show and pointed out flaws in Borrachinha's game.
“Look at Costa when he was on TUF, the TUF show, The Ultimate Fighter. He was a grappler, he wasn't even a knockout guy. In all his fights, he fought for takedowns, and barely managed them, leaving him exhausted at the end of the fight. We’re talking about two-round fights, and he barely won those fights, barely,” he concluded.
Scheduled to perform at UFC 298, Paulo borrachinha on February 17th, in Anaheim, California (USA). Considered an underdog in betting houses, the fighter faces Robert whittaker in the penultimate match of the event.