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Video: Nate Diaz and Brandon Moreno have budding bromance at UFC 263 pre-fight press conference

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Nate Diaz and Brandon Moreno stole the show at the UFC 263: “Adesanya vs. Vettori” pre-fight press conference.

Nate Diaz and Brandon Moreno at UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori press conference Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Nate Diaz and Brandon Moreno stole the show for all the right reasons at the UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori pre-fight press conference (watch it here).

Tensions were flaring at Thursday’s presser — which promoted the UFC 263 pay-per-view (PPV) at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., this weekend (Sat., June 12, 2021) — between Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori and Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno. Even Leon Edwards had some confident words for his opponent (Diaz); however, Moreno and Diaz were more concerned with hanging out like bros.

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Moreno could hardly contain his excitement, expressing that it was his first time meeting Diaz. The two bumped fists and fans loved every moment of it:

Apparently elsewhere during the presser, Diaz offered Moreno the joint he was smoking:

UFC 263 will stream live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). The fan-filled event is headlined by a rematch pitting UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya opposite Marvin Vettori. Also on the card is a Flyweight title rematch between division champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, and No. 1-seeded challenger, Brandon Moreno.


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