Former UFC middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa underwent a hair transplant in Brazil.
A series of posts posted on. uploaded Dr. Pablo Matos Milhomem, a specialist in skin and hair treatment, shows Costa undergoing the procedure to cover the receding hairline and crown on his head.
After dropping out of a possible title elimination bout against Robert Whittaker in April due to illness, Paulo Costa was booked to headline Jared Cannonier against another top contender in August.
However, Costa withdrew from the dispute over payment disputes with the UFC.
Speculation as to the root cause of Paulo Costa’s withdrawal from the fray has been ripe since hair transplant images went viral on the internet.
Many have suggested that Costa may have withdrawn from the fight to undergo the trial.
Middleweights Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland have trolled the Brazilian fighter on social media since then. However, it seems unlikely that the 30-year-old could have retired from the fight as a result.
Paulo Costa last competed at UFC 253 against reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. He lost the crooked fight to a knockout round of 16 It was the first loss of his professional MMA career.
Dana White believes Paulo Costa will stay on the sidelines for a while
Paulo Costa’s request for a higher salary was based on the money that prominent boxers had made in recent show fights.
In response to Costa’s criticism in an interview with Aaron Bronsteter from TSNsaid Dana White that Paulo Costa probably should have started a YouTube channel at a young age and got into a celebrity fighting circle to make more money instead of becoming a full-time fighter.
The UFC president doesn’t seem to have changed his stance since the interview.
Answering questions about Paulo Costa’s situation during the UFC 263 post-fight press conference, Dana White stated that Costa will “hang out for a while”, hinting that the UFC was in no mood to give in to Costa’s demands.
“Our relationship is fine. I mean, he said some crazy shit and I fixed it. That’s how I see it. Sounds like he’s going to sit around for a while and hang out getting paid more because all these YouTube stars are making (more money). ‘ Apparently he didn’t see his last fight, “said Dana White.
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