Video: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa almost clash at UFC 253 faceoffs

Following the official UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa weigh-ins the fighters came face to face ahead of their respective MMA bouts.

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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.

UFC 253 start time in Australia can be found here. International schedule for USA, UK and New Zealand is here.

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