Yisrael Adesanyi’s trainer, Eugene Bairman, claims that information about the organization of a duel of his ward against Paulo Costa and participation of middleweights in the next season of the Ultimate Fighter does not correspond to reality.
Earlier, Paulo Costa announced the signing of a contract for the title fight, and commentator Joe Rogan said that the top middleweights will soon start shooting in the new season of TUF.
“This probably means that Joe Rogan is not getting information from the most reliable source,” the specialist said in an interview with Submission Radio. “At the moment, we don’t have any specifics about the fight with Paulo Costa. Absolutely nothing. The same can be said about their participation in the next season of the Ultimate Fighter. For the new TUF season to become a reality, a lot of things have to happen. After all, this is a business decision for us. The question is, will this help Yisrael earn more money?»
“If it helps to sell more paid broadcasts, maybe we should try, but there are other stories about the participation of fighters in TUF that say that this is not the most pleasant time. In any case, this is not a matter for discussion at the moment – everything has to go through me, and I can say with confidence that we haven’t discussed it”
We will note that in one of recent interviews the President of UFC, Dana white, reported that before the end of the year Yisrael Adesanya will come to the defense of the title in average weight against Paulo Costa, but did not give any more information on this occasion.
Maxim Grishin is signed to the UFC
Russian light heavyweight Maxim Grishin will make his UFC debut as a heavyweight, and his opponent will be Marcin Tybura.
Informed sources close to the situation report that Grishin will replace the eliminated Alexander Romanov and meet the former m-1 Challenge champion on July 11 at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi. The reasons that made the Moldovan heavyweight refuse to participate in the event are not reported.
36-year-old Maxim Grishin, who played under the banner of the Professional Fighters League for the last two years, has not been defeated for nine matches, in the last match he drew a confrontation with American Jordan Johnson in the quarterfinals of the second season of the PFL.
34-year-old Marcin Tybura in the previous match returned his career to a successful course after two defeats in a row, winning by a unanimous decision of Sergey Spivak. Before that, the native of Poland lost by knockouts to Shamil Abdurahimov and Augusto Sakai.