“To be honest, I’d like to really destroy this drunk guy that can’t
even stay off drinking,” Vettori said of Costa. “It’s ‘Borrachinha’
… I’d definitely like to smack this guy.”
Costa replied in turn, accepting Vettori’s callout while mockingly
posting a photo of Vettori from a Venum photo session.
“I can fight this moron if he shows up like that,” Costa wrote.
Costa has not stepped into the Octagon since September, when he
suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to Adesanya in a
title bout at UFC 253. Since then, “Borrachina” has been involved
in a public dispute with the promotion regarding his pay. Initially
scheduled to face Jared
Cannonier in August, Costa refused to sign a contract for the
alleging inadequate compensation from the UFC from the UFC.