Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold shared the octagon at UFC 278 for a grueling quarter-hour. Nevertheless, it didn’t assist construct any bridges and regardless of Rockhold seemingly retiring after the battle, the animosity between the 2 has not light.
Costa not too long ago got here out and denied having made any respectful feedback concerning the battle, as claimed by Daniel Cormier. ‘DC’ spoke on his YouTube channel about Rockhold and implored him to not return to the octagon. So as to add to his plea, Cormier additionally claimed that Costa advised him “how particular it was to share the octagon with Luke.”
“Luke, don’t come again. It’s solely been just a few weeks and it was completely excellent. As a result of Luke Rockhold has been the man that has not been cherished, however in that efficiency, he gained the reward of the plenty. Not solely did he achieve the reward of the plenty although, he gained the reward of his opponent within the competitors. Paulo Costa got here as much as me per week later and advised me how particular it was to share the octagon with Luke.”
Catch Cormier’s full feedback on his YouTube channel:
‘Borrachinha’ took to Twitter to put up screenshots of an Instagram put up that printed Cormier’s quote and denied having stated something of the kind.
“No I didn’t say nothing, sorry !”
Paulo Costa additionally replied to the Instagram put up in query.
Take a look at his comparable reply beneath:
Followers react to Daniel Cormier’s recommendation to Luke Rockhold to retire after Paulo Costa battle
Followers responded to the Instagram put up that printed Daniel Cormier’s quote with various opinions.
Many followers questioned ‘DC’s motive behind wanting Luke Rockhold to retire. There have been blended reactions to his feedback.
“Why is DC so obsessive about telling guys to retire, real query”
“Name him and inform him that. You do not have to say this publicly. Come on DC what’s up with you recently. He’s getting additional and farther from one of many fighters and increasingly more one of many speaking heads”
Different followers appreciated Cormier’s honesty in direction of a buddy.
“I fucking LOVE how sincere DC is….even to his buddy.”
Followers additionally speculated on how nicely Rockhold would do within the ADCC or as a grappler whereas wishing for exhibition fights in blended martial arts.
“Yeaaah! I actually want to see Rockhold on grappling competitions.”
“💯 that is why Floyd remains to be on the market doing exhibitions. However MMA does not have exhibitions. Bjj and grappling is the subsequent neatest thing he can do”
Take a look at the replies to the Instagram put up: