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Watch Israel Adesanya’s hilarious chicken impression as weigh-in vs Paulo Costa turns very ugly ahead of UFC 253 fight

ISRAEL ADESANYA ruffled Paulo Costa’s feathers ahead of their tasty title clash at UFC 253 – taunting his rival with a spectacular chicken impression at their fiery weigh-in.

Cocky champion Israel Adesanya gave himself a huge rooster booster before he bids to stay top of the middleweight pecking order with victory over his fellow unbeaten superstar on Saturday night.

But it all began when he reacted furiously to Costa clucking up the courage to taunt him.

After Nigerian-New Zealander Adesanya enquired about a black belt that Costa was wearing, the bristling Brazilian scornfully threw a white strap at the title-holder.

Adesanya hurled it back furiously and had to be restrained by burly minders as he responded in kind to being given the bird.

The musclemen’s grip was not tight enough, though, to stop the champ flapping his legs and arms around in the air as he directed an incredible chicken screech towards his opponent.

Costa in turn had to be held back as he prowled forward, saying: “I know you’re scared already.”

Of course, all this tutting and strutting just adds to the hype and hope for Saturday’s showpiece bout at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

And Adesanya was a pound under the 185lb limit, while Costa was bang on the weight for the pay-per-view event.

That was a relief for Costa’s fans, who feared a video he posted to social media on Thursday suggested he was too ripped to make the mark.

Indeed, there were even suggestions just ten days ago he might need to lose more than TWENTY-SEVEN POUNDS to hit 185.

But whatever the truth, he came in exactly oven-ready.

And now the pressure is on his rival.

Adesanya has shown he can squawk the squawk, but can he walk the walk?

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