Paulo Borrachinha 'tieta' MMA icon before new UFC fight

Scheduled for weight contention in June, Brazilian has meeting with former champion of the organization

Paulo Borrachinha is a Brazilian highlight at UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Paulo borrachinha is a Brazilian highlight in UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Escalated to face Sean Strickland No. UFC 302, Paulo borrachinha recorded a meeting with a true MMA icon. On his social networks, the middleweight (up to 83,9kg) published an image alongside Quinton'Rampage' Jackson, Pride legend and former Ultimate champion.

“The funniest guy in MMA and me”, wrote Borrachinha, on his profile on Instagram.

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'Tied' by Paulo, Jackson is one of those responsible for the dissemination of mixed martial arts in the 2000s. Throughout his career in the sport, the North American nurtured a great rivalry with the legendary Wanderlei Silva, having faced the Brazilian on four occasions, with two victories for each side.

Focused on regaining his status as a title challenger, Borrachinha is preparing for his second challenge in 2024. In February, after a hiatus of more than a year in his career, the Minas Gerais native experienced a battle with Robert whittaker and ended up being beaten by the former middleweight champion in the judges' decision.

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Paulo borrachinha (right) next to Quinton jackson (left). Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

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