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Video: UFC 266 staredowns with Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler and more at pre-fight press conference

The stars of UFC 266 face off ahead of Saturday’s pay-per-view (PPV) event.

Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler came face-to-face at the UFC 266 pre-fight press conference staredowns, but it was Alex Volkanovski and Brian Ortega who had the really heated face-off.

UFC 266 takes place this weekend (Sept. 25, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). The combatants for the following three fights: Alex Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy, and Diaz vs. Lawler, joined Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, for Thursday’s presser.

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You can watch the Diaz vs. Lawler staredown above and continue below to see Volkanovski and Ortega jaw-jack, plus the Shevchenko-Murphy face-off.

Diaz and Lawler will run things back 17 years after their first fight. The Stockton native won their first fight via knockout at 1:31 of round two (watch full fight here), improving to 9-2 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Lawler dropped to 8-2 as a result of the outcome; however, both men were destined for greater things.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 266 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPNEWS/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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