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Paulo Costa calls for clash with ex-Champion Robert Whittaker in UFC Return: ‘He is looking for a fight?’

Despite failing to make a planned February fight with former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker earlier this year, former title challenger, Paulo Costa has suggested a pairing with the former titleholder in February of next year.

Costa, a former undisputed middleweight title challenger and current number six ranked contender, was scheduled to fight the above-mentioned ex-gold holder, Whittaker at UFC 284 back in February of this year in Australia, however, maintained he never officially penned terms to fight the fan-favorite, leaving the pairing high and dry.

And forced from a slated return at UFC 294 in October, Costa suffered a nasty bursitis infection in his elbow, resulting in numerous surgical procedures to address the injury, and his removal from a fight against the unbeaten Chechen-born force, Khamzat Chimaev.