According to Paulo Costa, he’s broken Khamzat Chimaev’s mind. On an appearance of The Triple C & Schmo Show, he also broke in his hat. The Schmo claimed Khamzat brought the cap to the show and forgot it there, prompting Costa to snatch it right out of his hands.
“I’ve been trying to give it to him!” exclaimed Schmo, as Costa sniffed the inside of the cap to verify the scent. “No, I think you’re right,” Costa confirmed. An entertained Henry Cejudo asked if Paulo was planning to wear the hat to UFC 279, to which Costa responded by sticking the hat inside his shorts.
“Now it will be very well for him,” Costa stated as he dug in deep. “Chimaev, I got your hat … I will give [you back] this hat. Just let me know when, where, and I can give [it] to you.”
Costa is gunning for a showdown with the Chechnyan-Swedish fighter, who missed weight before UFC 279 - prompting the promotion to change his bout with Nate Diaz to a fight against Kevin Holland.
Paulo Costa told Inside Fighting’s Andrew Capucetti that he wants to “f**k [Chimaev] up,” stating that his altercation earlier in the week messed with Khamzat’s mind - leading to the missed weight.
How do you think a fight between Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev plays out?