Israel Adesanya shares DM he sent Paulo Costa after UFC 253 fight

By Tom Taylor - October 16, 2020

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has shared a private message that he sent Paulo Costa after their fight.

Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, Stephen Thompson

Adesanya took on Costa in the main event of UFC 253 in September. He won the fight via second-round knockout, handing the title Brazilian challenger his first professional loss.

The fight was preceded by months of trash talk between the two fighters. As a result, Adesanya clearly took some pleasure in the victory. As it turns out, he also sent Costa a direct message after the fight, encouraging him to be more respectful going forward.

Adesanya shared a screenshot of the message he sent Costa on Instagram.

““Well I hope your leg is ok,” Adesanya wrote to Costa. “Next time be more respectful and I’ll be respectful back. You were an asshole, so now I gotta get you back to make a point!

“Thanks for the fight. Keep working and maybe in a few fights you may get another shot.”

In the caption for his post, Adesanya ruminated on the lessons he learned during his post-fight quarantine. See those below:

1) Never let your mouth write cheques your ass can’t cash.
2) I’m the wrong one to f**k with, cuz I’ll drag you by your weave.
3) To get respect you must show respect

Israel Adesanya is currently undefeated in mixed martial arts at 20-0. Highlights of his MMA resume include wins over Marvin Vettori, Brad Tavares, Derek Brunson, Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, and Costa.

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