UFC middleweight Paulo Costa was originally scheduled to fight Khamzat Chimaev in the cage at UFC 294, but instead got into a brawl with the crowd at the Etihad Arena.
At the moment it’s unclear why the fight started, but videos showing Costa defending himself against multiple people. One ois even throwing himself toward the Brazilian fighter as just security intervenes.
Check out a video of the brawl in the player below!
Paulo Costa brawls and calls out Khamzat
Paulo Costa posted a video of the brawl on social media and took the opportunity to call out Chiamaev, who he was supposed to face before being forced to pull out of the fight due to an injury.
“Don’t mess with me lil chenchen I send you back home with smack straight in ur big forehead my right arm is working already,” Costa wrote on X.
Don’t mess with me lil chenchen I send you back home with smack straight in ur big forehead 😂😂 my right arm is working already 🔥🧃🤜🔪 pic.twitter.com/3mN1ATrWsw
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) October 21, 2023