Brian Ortega Breaks Down Potential Fight Against Alexander Volkanovski

Brian Ortega believes he matches up well with UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski. After Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a decision, he became next in line for a featherweight title shot. Immediately, fans started to picture the fig…

Brian Ortega believes he matches up well with UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski. After Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a decision, he became next in line for a featherweight title shot. Immediately, fans started to picture the fight and it became clear it would be a competitive one, which Ortega agrees with. “He’s great. […]

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Brian Ortega Breaks Down Potential Fight Against Alexander Volkanovski

Brian Ortega believes he matches up well with UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski. After Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a decision, he became next in line for a featherweight title shot. Immediately, fans started to picture the fig…

Brian Ortega believes he matches up well with UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski. After Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a decision, he became next in line for a featherweight title shot. Immediately, fans started to picture the fight and it became clear it would be a competitive one, which Ortega agrees with. “He’s great. […]

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UFC Fight Island 6 Medical Suspensions

UFC Fight Island 6 went down on Oct. 17 from Fight Island that saw Brian Ortega take on Korean Zombie in the main event. It was Ortega getting his hand raised by decision as he dominated the fight and even dropped Zombie fight. Following the event, the…

UFC Fight Island 6 went down on Oct. 17 from Fight Island that saw Brian Ortega take on Korean Zombie in the main event. It was Ortega getting his hand raised by decision as he dominated the fight and even dropped Zombie fight. Following the event, the medical suspensions were released with Zombie being suspended […]

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Alexander Volkanovski Happy To Finally ‘Have Some Direction In This Division’ After Brian Ortega’s Win

Alexander Volkanovski is glad the featherweight division finally has a No. 1 contender. At UFC Fight Island 6, Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a clear-cut decision. With the win, it is likely “T-City” will be fighting for the belt nex…

Alexander Volkanovski is glad the featherweight division finally has a No. 1 contender. At UFC Fight Island 6, Ortega dominated Korean Zombie to win a clear-cut decision. With the win, it is likely “T-City” will be fighting for the belt next and after months of calling for the top contenders to fight for the No. […]

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Brian Ortega Admits Weight Cut Was A Factor In Shaving His Head

Brian OrtegaFeatherweight number one contender Brian Ortega has admitted that weight cutting played a role in the decision to shave off his luscious locks ahead of UFC Fight Island 6. Ortega shocked all in attendance and those watching at home when he arrived at weigh-ins on Friday sporting a completely bald head. ‘T-City’ who is known […]

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Featherweight number one contender Brian Ortega has admitted that weight cutting played a role in the decision to shave off his luscious locks ahead of UFC Fight Island 6.

Ortega shocked all in attendance and those watching at home when he arrived at weigh-ins on Friday sporting a completely bald head. ‘T-City’ who is known for his famously long hair revealed shortly afterward that he would be donating his hair to the Locks of Love charity for children undergoing chemotherapy.

The new style certainly suited Ortega when it came to fight night. He dominated ‘The Korean Zombie’ over five rounds, dropping his tough opponent twice on route to a unanimous decision victory which earned him a shot at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Speaking at the UFC Fight Island 6 post-fight press conference Ortega revealed he is planning to grow his hair back out, he said.

“I’m growing my hair back. My hair is growing back. I can’t stay bald, brother.”

Ortega went on to explain that his decision to shave his head was partly due to the fact he was struggling with weight cutting while simultaneously thinking about people who lose weight due to chemotherapy, he said.

“We’re cutting weight and I’ve been waiting to cut my hair for a while – not completely bald, but at least trim a little bit and go back to the slick-back Brian or something. I now understand why some of these girls cut their hair off, man. After every round, I have to re-bundle it and put it up and this and that, and showering, and that and – it’s just a frickin’ hassle.

“I do miss my looks with it, I’m not going to lie. My looks, I miss them. But I was cutting weight and I was like, ‘Bro, I feel like (expletive) and there’s some people that are going through some things right now.’ I’ve visited countless children hospitals and met a lot of kids who are sick with cancer right now. The stories that I saw will always stay with me. Walking in rooms playing tough, making them smile, and then walking out and crying your tears out because you know these stories.

“I was suffering during the weight cut and I haven’t had a weight cut in two years. So while I was suffering, I was like, ‘Man, I have to deal with this for a little bit. Some people don’t have that choice. They have to deal with it every day.’ I was talking about it while cutting weight and I was like, ‘Man, I don’t know how people lose weight and go through all these therapies.’ Maybe I was in my feelings and I got emotional while cutting weight, but I was like, ‘Go get me the clippers right now. Get me the frickin’ clippers right now.’ And they were like, ‘No, relax, Brian. Relax.’ I had to fight my homies. I was like, ‘Get me the (expletive) clippers right now,’ and I just went for it. Just went straight for it. And I was like, ‘We’re going to donate this. That’s it. It’s done.’” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

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Brian Ortega Has Not Forgotten Holloway Loss: “We Will Meet Again”

While everyone has begun to look ahead to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega following Ortega’s sensational victory over The Korean Zombie on Saturday, there is still another familiar name on Ortega’s hit list. In the main event of UFC …

While everyone has begun to look ahead to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega following Ortega’s sensational victory over The Korean Zombie on Saturday, there is still another familiar name on Ortega’s hit list. In the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 38, Brian Ortega turned in a masterful performance in his unanimous decision victory over […]

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