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UFC’s Jeff Novitzky: USADA ‘still evaluating’ Paulo Costa case

Paulo Costa seems to still be trying to work his way back to the Octagon.
The UFC middleweight contender was recently fined by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) for …read more

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Posted on April 24, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Say Hello To The ‘Bad Guy’

You wouldn’t think someone who carries with him a nickname of “Soldier of God” is a bad person. But if you ask Paulo Costa, that’s exactly what Yoel Romero is. …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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UFC’s Paulo Costa: I Never Used Steroids In My Life

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Paulo Costa denies ever taking performance enhancing drugs. Costa was scheduled to take on Yoel Romero on April 27. Costa was pulled due to unknown …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa shoots down cheating allegations: 'I've never used steroids'

Rising UFC prospect Paulo Costa denies that he has taken performance-enhancing drugs. Here are his comments, plus the best moments from the latest episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya responds to Paulo Costa

It is becoming very clear that current interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and surging contender Paulo Costa do not like each other.

Following his thrilling five round decision victory over …read more

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Israel Adesanya wants Paulo Costa ‘before USADA gets him’

There’s no love lost between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.
While the two have shared a competitive rivalry in the past, dating back to last July when the both emerged victorious …read more

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Israel Adesanya fires back at Paulo Costa after post-fight comments

Shortly after Israel Adesanya captured the UFC interim middleweight title by defeating Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 236 co-main event, he found himself on the receiving end of a social …read more

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Latest UFC On ESPN+ 9 Fight Card, TV Line Up

UFC will ask middleweight contender, Ronaldo Souza, to battle Jack Hermansson in the ESPN+ main event after withdrawals from both Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero. Elsewhere on the card, controversial …read more

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Israel Adesanya Blasts Jon Jones, Responds To Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya is well aware of comments from Jon Jones and Paulo Costa following UFC 236. Adesanya became the interim UFC middleweight champion this past Saturday night (April 13). “The …read more

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Posted on April 15, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa takes shot at ‘fake’ champ Israel Adesanya after UFC 236

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of the action-packed UFC 236 card, undefeated striking specialist Israel Adesanya claimed the interim middleweight title with a thrilling decision defeat of Kelvin …read more

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Paulo Costa mocks 'fake' champ Israel Adesanya: The division has 'been better than this (expletive)'

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Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236: Best photos

A lot of people were impressed by the UFC 236 display that earned Israel Adesanya the promotion’s interim middleweight title.
Apparently, Paulo …read more

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Costa fined by NYSAC for undisclosed violation, tells Romero to ‘quit being a b-tch’

Paulo Costa calls out Yoel Romero and claims he was fined by the NYSAC for using a stomach medication. Now we know the reason why Paulo Costa was mysteriously pulled …read more

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Posted on April 11, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Uriah Hall worries there is ‘mafia s**t’ going on in the UFC

UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa has been the subject of several doping rumors of late, thanks in large part to the recent comments of his would-be opponent Yoel Romero. While …read more

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Uriah Hall Calls Out ‘Mafia Sh*t’ Going On In UFC

Uriah Hall knows first hand what UFC middleweight star Paulo Costa is capable of. He was subject to a TKO defeat at the hands of the Brazilian last summer. However, …read more

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Posted on April 11, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Costa Reveals Reason Behind Fight Cancellation

For the third time, a proposed fight between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa — which was scheduled to headline UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida …read more

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Posted on April 11, 2019, 12:16 am By
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UFC’s Paulo Costa fined by NYSAC for undisclosed violation, says it was for ‘stomach medication’

Paulo Costa was booked to headline UFC Fort Lauderdale against Yoel Romero, but his subsequent removal from the April 27 card was never really explained.
Romero told ESPN a month ago …read more

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Posted on April 10, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa explains current situation, still wants Yoel Romero fight

Last month it was announced that perennial top UFC middleweight contender, Yoel Romero would be rematching with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in the main event of UFC Fort Lauderdale on April …read more

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UFC's Paulo Costa says stomach medicine reason for withdrawal, bothered by PED rumors

After weeks of speculation, Paulo Costa finally has spoken up about what kept him from a planned UFC on ESPN 3 fight with fellow contender Yoel Romero.
According to the Brazilian …read more

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Posted on April 9, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 9's Antonio Carlos Junior explains beef with Paulo Costa

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Antonio Carlos Junior will return from a year-long layoff when he returns to the octagon at next month’s UFC on ESPN+ 9.
But for the middleweight contender, …read more

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Report | With Yoel Romero out, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza potentially fighting Paulo Costa

Last night, we were hit with the unfortunate news that former UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero had been forced out of the main event of UFC Fort Lauderdale with …read more

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Report: Romero Bounced From UFC On ESPN 3

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was originally planning a middleweight main event between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero for its upcoming UFC on ESPN 3 mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, scheduled …read more

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Posted on April 4, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa fires back at Yoel Romero: I’ve never doped like him

Paulo Costa says Yoel Romero has no idea what he’s talking about. It was expected that rising middleweight prospect Paulo Costa would face off against Yoel Romero at UFC Miami …read more

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Posted on March 28, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Level Change Podcast: Conor PRIDE stomps cell phone, UFC London Picks

Episode 11 discussion: McGregor’s latest legal woes, UFC 235 PPV numbers, Romero’s backpeddling on accusation that Paulo Costa failed a USADA drug test, Deontay Wilder’s $50M offer, UFC London preview …read more

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Watch the MMA Beat live today at 12 p.m. ET

Today on the show, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of Conor McGregor and cellphone-gate, UFC London storylines, Yoel Romero’s accusations about Paulo Costa and more.
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Paulo Costa’s Manager Denies Yoel Romero’s Doping Allegations: ‘That’s a Big Lie’

Paulo Henrique Costa was expected to face Yoel Romero at UFC on ESPN 3, but speculation has been rampant since it was announced that Ronaldo Souza, not Costa, would face …read more

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Costa Denies Failing Drug Test Despite Romero Rumor

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Yoel Romero, told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that former opponent, Paulo Costa, was yanked from their UFC Ft. Lauderdale main event …read more

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Posted on March 12, 2019, 6:17 pm By
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Paulo Costa responds to Yoel Romero’s accusations that Costa failed a USADA drug test

It’s still unclear why Paulo Costa isn’t fighting Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC’s upcoming card in Florida on April 27, but the Brazilian guarantees he’s not in …read more

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Posted on March 12, 2019, 6:17 pm By
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Paulo Costa’s manager refutes Yoel Romero’s claim of drug test positive

Paulo Costa’s aborted bout with Yoel Romero was not because of Costa testing positive for a banned substance, as Romero had initially claimed.
Romero and Costa were initially expected to …read more

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Posted on March 12, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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Paulo Costa's manager responds to USADA violation rumors: 'He didn't test positive for anything'

A positive drug test did not cancel a highly anticipated fight between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero, according to Costa’s manager.
“He didn’t test positive for anything – that’s it for …read more

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Posted on March 12, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Top middleweights troll Paulo Costa after Yoel Romero’s accusations

For a period, middleweight destroyers Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa were expected to collide this spring. In a surprising twist, however, Romero was then matched up with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, …read more

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Romero says Costa’s ‘positive test’ nixed their fight, then reels it back

Yoel Romero may have spoken out of turn today in regards to a potential USADA issue for Paulo Costa. As a guest on The MMA Show on ESPN today, …read more

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Posted on March 12, 2019, 11:16 am By
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Romero: Costa’s Failed Drug Test Reason Behind Cancellation

Last week, it was announced that a proposed matchup between hard-hitting Middleweights Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa — which was targeted for UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27 — …read more

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Yoel Romero Says He Heard Paulo Costa Failed USADA Test

Yoel Romero isn’t saying that Paulo Costa failed a drug test, but that’s what he’s hearing. Romero was initially pegged for a middleweight clash with Costa on April 27 at …read more

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Posted on March 11, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Yoel Romero says he heard USADA violation for Paulo Costa, then walks it back

Last week, a previously agreed-upon UFC on ESPN 3 headliner between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero gave way to a rematch between Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
ESPN.com was first to …read more

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Yoel Romero heard Paulo Costa being flagged by USADA was reason for fight falling out

The middleweight division in MMA is one that is always providing some sort of intrigue and the reasons for why are seemingly limitless.

One of the recently proposed match-ups over the …read more

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Antonio Carlos Junior Calls Out Newly Freed Paulo Costa

With Paulo Costa suddenly becoming available following the announcement of Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa, Costa has a very willing replacement eager to take Romero’s place, that being #12-ranked middleweight …read more

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Posted on March 8, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Yoel Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza 2 to headline UFC’s return to Florida

The UFC’s next Florida card won’t be headlined by Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa after all.
After months of speculation, the UFC has decided to give “Soldier of God” another opponent …read more

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Antonio Carlos Junior wants 'overrated' Paulo Costa: 'We both have some issues we need to solve'

WICHITA, Kan. – Antonio Carlos Junior has taken notice of the UFC’s change of plans in relation a long rumored fight between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero at next month’s …read more

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Romero Vs. Souza Rematch Headlines UFC On ESPN 3

It seems a fight between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa simply isn’t meant to be.
After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) initially eyed a showdown between the two hard-hitting Middleweights to headline …read more

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Posted on March 8, 2019, 3:46 am By
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Paulo Costa out, Yoel Romero vs. 'Jacare' Souza rematch headlines UFC on ESPN 3

The UFC has shifted gears for the main event of its Florida return next month.
A middleweight main event initially was planned for UFC on ESPN 3 between Paulo Costa (12-0 …read more

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Reality Show Might Force Yoel Romero To Miss Out On UFC Florida Main Event

The UFC has been trying to nail down a fight between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa for some time now. The promotion would like for the two to headline UFC …read more

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Posted on March 5, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Israel Adesanya Denies Initially Declining Kelvin Gastelum Fight

Israel Adesanya has a different version of events than Paulo Costa regarding how the upcoming interim middleweight championship bout between Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum scheduled for UFC 236 came …read more

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