Following the official UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa weigh-ins the fighters came face to face ahead of their respective MMA bouts.
During the faceoff middleweight title contender Paulo Costa got on the stage wearing a black belt. He then tried to present a ‘gift’ to undisputed 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya.
The gift appeared to be a white belt. Adesanya threw it back.
As it got quite heated the fighters were separated by Dana White and UFC officials.
In a way or another, Adesanya and Costa now have a change to square all of their differences inside the MMA cage.
You can watch the video of faceoff below, while the weigh-in results can be found here.