Undefeated featherweight contender Brian Ortega has been singing that he didn’t get compensated for his efforts in the lead up to his fight against Max Holloway at UFC 226, which fell after Holloway forced to pull out due to a health scare. Now T-City saying all is well between him and UFC head Dana White as both come to financial terms.
Ortega confirmed yesterday during LFA 45 broadcast on AXS TV that he’s finally relieved got what he was looking. (Via MMAMania)
“I’m feeling a lot better now,” Ortega said. “The heartbreak was a little bit real at first, but then once I started to realize the bigger picture and everything – and I had to put my ego aside and put my thinking cap on in terms of businesswise – we made the right decision. I talked to Dana just the other day, and everything is good between me and him. He compensated me – we reached an agreement.”
After settling compensation matter, Ortega solely focused on getting a UFC title shot against anyone, but it would be better if it’s against Holloway.
“Any fight for the title – that’s it,” Ortega said. “That’s all I’m looking at. I’m just looking at that gold, that belt. For me, it doesn’t matter the opponent.”
Yesterday Holloway gave a cryptic update on his health condition, saying he’s feeling better, but still has to undergo more tests as UFC doctors try to ‘figure this out.’ If ‘Blessed’ didn’t get cleared soon, Ortega might look to fight for the vacant title, as T-City don’t want any fake belt fights.
Who do you think Ortega should fight next if Holloway failed to make it? Maybe Jeremy Stephens, Jose Aldo or Chad Mendes, as well Frankie Edgar fighting Korean Zombie in November may be the winner could face him.