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Marvin Vettori wants to knock out Paulo Costa at UFC Fight Night 196 'loud and clear'

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori admits that the buildup to his fight with Paulo Costa has lacked animosity, but that doesn't mean his motivation isn't there.
Coming off a heated pre-fight feud with champion Israel Adesanya, which culminated with a decision loss this past June, Vettori is set to return against Costa on Saturday in the UFC Fight Night 196 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It's big fight, to be sure, between two guys whose most recent losses were against the reigning champ. With a second consecutive defeat, either man would have a deep hole to climb out of in order to earn a second title shot.
Perhaps the high stakes are why things have been relatively quiet between Vettori and Costa. But with fight week's arrival, maybe that changes.
“I feel like we've been pretty quiet for the buildup to the fight. We'll see how fight week ,” Vettori told MMA Junkie. “I don't like the guy necessarily. He's not a guy that I would get along with as a...

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