UFC 263: What happened to Marvin Vettori's shorts? Twitter reacts

Joshua Rogers June 11, 2021

Ahead of the UFC 263 press conference, Italian middleweight contender Marvin Vettori made an embarrassing mistake with his shorts. Opponent Israel Adesanya caught wind of it, and just like Twitter, had a field day.

Marvin Vettori accidentally wears his UFC shorts backwards

There’s no love-lost between UFC 263 foes Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.

The middleweights previously fought in April 2018, which Adesanya won via split decision.

However, anyone who’s been paying attention to the UFC 263 Embedded episodes this week, will know that Vettori is struggling to let that loss go.

The two have been going back and forth all week, and the Italian may have inadvertently given Izzy more ammo by putting his shorts on backwards.

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Sadly for the Italian, nobody in the UFC’s team pointed out he had his Venum shorts on the wrong way round.

Israel Adesanya responds to Vettori’s mishap

The Last Stylebender is known for his sharp wit and couldn’t resist poking fun at Vettori for his mishap.

During the UFC 263 press conference, he even said: “Ey, stand up. Your pants are on backwards.”

He then tweeted a picture of him and Vettori wearing the shorts side by side.

The rest of Twitter reacts to Marvin Vettori having his shorts on backwards

Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a field day mocking poor Vettori.

Here’s what they were saying.

Stylebender appears to burp in Italian’s face at face-off

Adesanya recently hinted that he might burp in Vettori’s face when the two face off. 

Speaking to The Mac Life, Izzy said that the Italian appeared particularly annoyed when he burped during a paired interview.

The middleweight champion added: ‘I might burp in his face.’

And he appeared to do just that, sucking in a big inhalation before burping in the Italian’s face.

This fight is heating up at exactly the right time.

Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.