In a recent interview, Dana White did not rule out that Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will become the coaches of the next TUF season, and the Brazilian made it clear that he expects to receive a solid jackpot for participating in the television project and the subsequent title fight.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Adesanya vs. Costa. Who likes this match? ”Costa wrote on Twitter.
One fan asked if the issue could be considered resolved.
“The deal has not yet been concluded. I want 15 million, like John, ”the Brazilian replied, alluding to the recent talks between John Jones and the UFC that ended in a public scandal.
Probably, this statement should be regarded as a joke, since the guaranteed fee of 15 million is absolutely unrealistic even for a superstar of the Conor McGregor scale, not to mention the Brazilian middleweight, who is currently not the UFC champion and, therefore, cannot claim a percentage of sales of paid broadcasts.
29-year-old Paulo Costa knows no defeats and leads a series of thirteen victories, five of which he got under the UFC banner. The last match the Brazilian held in August 2019, defeating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision.