Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev got into an ugly verbal spat at the UFC Performance Institute ahead of UFC 279. 

By: Shreya Jha

In the recently surfaced video from the UFC PI, Chimaev and Costa got into a loud heated argument. Chamiaev was also seen calling out Costa for a fight.

"I wanna f**K you up right now. Yeah, come on, come down!”, Chimaev stated as Costa also agreed to fight him.

Chimaev also mocked Costa for losing to Israel Adesanya. "What’s happened with Israel? He f**k your a** yeah…", said Chimaev during the altercation.

Costa in a recent video suggested that Nate Diaz is the “real gangster” and will beat Chimaev up in their upcoming fight.

Later, Costa posted another video reacting to this heated altercation. He said that Chimaev is mad that Costa talked about him. He also added that Chimaev is scared as f***

Costa has also tweeted earlier saying that he can beat both Robert Whittaker and Chimaev in one round.

Khamzat Chimaev is set to fight Nate Diaz in the upcoming UFC 279. This will be his first ever pay-per view main event.

Khamzat Chimaev is 5-0 since his UFC debut in 2020. He has also won fight bonuses in all his fights.

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