UFC middleweight Paulo Costa has been accused of hanging a nurse with an elbow throughout a dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination card in his homeland of Brazil.
The alleged incident happened on Monday night at a buying centre within the metropolis of Contagem, in response to Globo.
Well being employees informed police that Costa confirmed as much as obtain his COVID-19 vaccine, however earlier than it might be administered, he tried to go away with a vaccination card.
“The cardboard was stuffed out. The employees stated that, on the time of software, he didn’t settle for to be vaccinated, he wished to go away with the cardboard, and they didn’t settle for it. At that second, a nurse was elbowed,” municipal guard Marco Mota stated.
In accordance with the report, the nurse didn’t want medical consideration, however did inform the guards that her lips had been swollen from Costa’s elbow strike.
Afterward, Costa, 31, and the 26-year-old feminine nurse had been taken to the Contagem Obligation Police Station the place they had been questioned concerning the incident.
Costa was launched however is due in courtroom for a listening to after the alleged sufferer filed a legal criticism in consequence.
The middleweight contender doesn’t agree with the nurse’s model of occasions. He says he did get the vaccine and that the nurse merely received struck as he was making an attempt to interrupt free after not being allowed to go away.
“He stated he received the vaccine, however the nurses didn’t let him exit with the cardboard,” Mota stated.
“He stated it generated stress. He took the cardboard and left. At that second, a nurse grabbed him by the arm, and he broke free,” Mota stated.
Costa is about to get again within the octagon on August 20 in opposition to Luke Rockhold, although the place precisely that card will go down is but to be decided.
The previous middleweight title challenger wants a giant win after shedding two in a row to first champion Israel Adesanya after which Marvin Vettori.