While champion and challenger came nose-to-nose without incident, UFC president Dana White had no intention of allowing Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold to get that close to each other as that rivalry continued to boil over on Friday.
As soon as Costa stepped off the case, White put himself between the Brazilian and Rockhold as the middleweights continued jawing at each other until leaving the stage.
Watch the highlights of the main event, co-main event and more ahead of UFC 278 on Saturday night.
Get the latest gear
- 2023 Panini Prizm UFC Factory Sealed Retail Blaster Box
- 2023 Panini Select UFC Factory Sealed Retail Blaster Box
- Islam Makhachev Walkout Jersey
- UFC Fanatics Single Glove Display Case
- 2022 Panini Donruss Optic Retail Blaster Box
- 2023 Donruss UFC Retail Blaster Box
- Miesha Tate UFC Authentic Plaque
- Brock Lesnar WWE Home Sweet Home Collage