The #5 ranked Middleweight Paulo "The Eraser" Costa has agreed on a new four-fight deal with the UFC following his previous contractual disputes with them, per Paulo Costa via PTV.
Costa was supposed to face Robert Whittaker back in Perth, Australia, at UFC 284, but the bout was scrapped as he wanted more money from UFC, believing he was on an unfavorable wage for a fighter of his caliber. During this period, Costa hinted that he might be leaving the UFC to visit other endeavors, with other MMA promotions and boxing mentioned in the conversation. However, now it appears he's back on good terms with the UFC and will continue to fight in the promotion.
In an interview with PTV on YouTube, Costa mentioned some names he could return against.
Paulo Costa remaining in the UFC will be a solace to fans, as "The Eraser" has become a fan favorite in recent years, gaining a large following on social media platforms, especially Twitter, for his fan-friendly fighting style and hilarious memes online. In his eight UFC bouts, he's earned himself four performance bonuses and a Fight of The Year contender against Yoel Romero in 2019. His last bout was a Fight of The Night decision victory against former Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 278.
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