Watch Paulo Costa weigh-in for his UFC Vegas 41 bout with Marvin Vettori (Video)

Watch Paulo Costa weigh-in for his UFC Vegas 41 bout with Marvin Vettori.

Las Vegas, NV — Paulo Costa might be the first fighter to ever truly cheat the weigh-in system and get away with it. On Wednesday Costa revealed he was 211 pounds and was not on track to make 185 pounds on Friday, which was his contracted weight to fight Marvin Vettori.

Then, on Thursday it was announced the pair had agreed to a 195 pound catchweight, much to the dismay of MMA Twitter. But even more mind-boggling was the announcement that just hours after the 195-pound contract was agreed, it was then switched to 205 pounds.

Yes, somehow Costa negotiated himself into a completely different weight class on just a few hour’s notice.

Watch Paul Costa weigh in at 204.5 pounds on Friday

Costa says he’ll tell us after the fight why he wasn’t able to make weight, but really … what excuse can he give that will make coming in 20 pounds over ok?

At press time Vettori has yet to weigh in, but we don’t expect there to be a problem unless, of course, he realizes he was manipulated and just doesn’t show up.

UFC Vegas 41 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 23, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA who will be on-site for all your news and highlights.