Watch Paulo Costa weigh-in for his UFC Vegas 41 match with Marvin Vettori.
Las Vegas, NV – Paulo Costa may be the first fighter to truly betray the weigh-in system and get away with it. On Wednesday, Costa revealed he weighed 211 pounds and was not on track to make 185 pounds on Friday, which was his contracted weight to fight Marvin Vettori.
Then, on Thursday it was announced that the pair had agreed to a 195-pound catchweight, which is very disappointing for MMA Twitterati. But even more shocking was the announcement that just hours after the £195 contract was agreed, it had been changed to £205.
Yep, somehow Costa got himself into a completely different weight class with just a few hours’ notice.
Watch Paul Costa’s Weight on Friday at 204.5 Pounds
Costa says that after the fight he’ll tell us why he wasn’t able to put on weight, but really… what excuse can he give that will come in at exactly 20 pounds?
Vettori hasn’t weighed in yet at press time, but we don’t expect to have a problem unless, of course, he finds out he was molested and doesn’t show up.