‘The Last Man Standing’ stars speak out after UFC 178
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa said that he has had a “really good time” playing in the UFC, which he hopes will help him to “stay fit”.
Speaking to El País newspaper, Costa, 23, said that the experience of being a member of the UFC’s main promotion was “really cool”, but that he would not be going anywhere “if I don’t get the opportunity to play football”.
“It is great that we have an opportunity to fight and to compete in the biggest and the most prestigious club in the world,” he added.
“For me it is really good, I like it.
I love fighting, I love competition.
The fans are fantastic.”
It’s a really big game, a big tournament, a lot of money on the line.
I think we will see how the game is going to go.
“If we have a good fight we will try to get it.
The other players will see it as a fight, the fans will see this as a football match.”
Diego Costa, centre, celebrates scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Atlético Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in January.
Getty ImagesGetty ImagesIn a further blow to Costa’s ambitions, he has been ruled out of his next two games due to an injury suffered in the second leg of the Spanish league match against Sevilla.
“I have a little bit of a groin strain, and then I have to be out for a few weeks, so I will see if I can go back in,” Costa said.
“The goal is to go out and score a goal and I can’t do that.
Costa was one of six players who missed out on the bout with Ronaldo, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, who suffered an ankle injury in the match.”
I’m just trying to be positive and be the best I can be for the team.”
Costa was one of six players who missed out on the bout with Ronaldo, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, who suffered an ankle injury in the match.