Luke Rockhold is still hoping to fight Paulo Costa.
Rockhold called out Costa to fight in June but that will not be the case. However, Rockhold has said he will now fight on July 2 and tells the Brazilian to sign the contract so the two can finally fight.
“I’m annoyed,” Rockhold said Wednesday on The MMA Hour. “The guy says he wants to make weight. He wants to make 185. He wants the middleweight fight. The UFC wants the middleweight fight. I’m f*cking all (in). My management wants it. I want it. I’m ready to go. He’s just making excuses and getting cold feet. I don’t know exactly what is going on, but I’m just ready to go. I’ve been training every day, all day. Nothing is stopping me right now. … Let’s go. Sign the f*cking fight. Why is Paulo Costa getting scared and not sending the f*cking contract? The contract is there. It’s ready for you.”
Along with Luke Rockhold calling Paulo Costa out, he also claims the Brazilian is on steroids but they haven’t been working in his past two fights. Of course, in those bouts, he lost to Marvin Vettori by decision and was TKO’d by Israel Adesanya.
“He’s making excuses left and right,” Rockhold said. “He’s missed weight twice for that fight and he’s making excuses on not contractually agreeing to this fight because of the weight issues they’re placing upon him. Within all these rules, it’s like, you don’t want to make weight. You just want to make excuses. You’re a f*cking b*tch when it comes down to it. And your steroids aren’t working anymore, and you got caught up. You’re looking for a way out. He’s always needed assistance in whatever ways. It’s obvious. So f*cking show up. Show up and show out. Let’s f*cking go.”
Since the losses, Costa has not been booked to fight and no one knows when he will but Rockhold wants the scrap.