Paulo Costa can’t make weight, negotiating new weight class for Marvin Vettori fight | Video

Middleweight Marvin Vettori was the first to mention that Paulo Costa wouldn’t be able to make weight for Saturday’s UFC Vegas 41 headliner during the event’s media day on Wednesday.

“There’s some sh*t going on – he had some problems with weight,” Vettori said. “I said I’ll fight him at any weight, but at the end of the day we still have to all be professional. He’s not professional. F*ck, we all go through weight cuts. He has to do some of it. So, we’ll see.

“The last thing I want is for the fight to be scratched, so I’ll fight him at any weight. With that being said, he needs to suffer a little bit making weight. All of us go through that. That shows. He’s a lot overweight.”

When Costa took the stage to field questions from the media, he confirmed that Saturday’s main event will not be in the middleweight division.

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“It’s not on the schedule to make 185 anymore,” Costa said. “It’s another weight above that, but I’m not exactly sure which weight yet.”

Weight issues aside, Costa believes that the fight will take place. The only way he can see the bout falling apart is if Vettori doesn’t want to fight him.

“I think this fight will happen. It just will not happen if he does not want to fight me,” said the Brazilian.

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