UFC fans lash out on Paulo Costa for sly dig on undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov: “He’d still own you”

Once again, Paulo Costa has exhibited his ability to generate controversy on social media. This time, he aimed his attention at none other than the esteemed UFC Hall-of-Famer and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

‘Borrachinha’ engaged in trolling the “wise man” Khabib by posting a well-known bathtub photo on social media, which has now become an infamous image linked with the retired fighter.

The image captures Nurmagomedov taking a relaxing soak in a bathtub in the company of other Dagestani fighters, among them the reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. It has been the source of several memes and jokes in the past.

On Twitter, the MMA fighter from Brazil shared a post which read:

“How to take pic with woman , how to take pic with men . Wise man.”

Drawing attention to the proximity of Khabib with his fellow Dagestani training partners, Costa, the vocal ex-middleweight title challenger, compared the well-known bathtub photograph with another image of the retired fighter.

Costa emphasized a photo in which ‘The Eagle’ stands beside a girl, seemingly maintaining some distance from her.

The notorious bathtub snapshot of the former lightweight champion has been a target of ridicule by various UFC fighters. Back in 2019, Nate Diaz also partook in mocking the now infamous image.

Chimaev takes shots at Paulo Costa instead of Khabib Nurmagomedov 

The ongoing feud between Chimaev and Paulo Costa has escalated due to a recent social media post by the Swedish MMA fighter of Chechen origin.

‘Borz’ hinted at moving up a weight class. Sparking renewed animosity between the two fighters who are eager to resolve their differences in the octagon.

For quite some time now, the persistent animosity between Chimaev and ‘Borrachinha’ has been a point of interest within the MMA community. And it appears that the tension is steadily growing.

Both fighters are renowned for their combative approach and unyielding resolve to emerge victorious. Making a potential clash between them even more captivating.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

With Chimaev’s recent social media post, the fire of this intense rivalry has been further stoked. Fueling the anticipation of MMA enthusiasts for a potential showdown between these two formidable adversaries.

Fans envision a stylistic clash and possible fireworks in what could be an electrifying matchup for the ages.

What do you think about Costa mocking Khabib? Are you excited about the bout between Chimaev and Paulo? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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