Brian Ortega Wants A Superfight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov When He Defeats Max Holloway!
Brian Ortega faces Max Holloway at the main event of UFC 231 on Saturday night in Ontario, Canada, for the UFC Featherweight title. “T-City” is a man with even greater ambitions! He dreams of becoming a two-division champion.
During the year 2018, Daniel Cormier was the only competitor who fulfilled this goal. He defeated Stipe Miocic at the main event of UFC 226 via clinch KO to become both Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight title holder.
Ortega thinks of moving one division up if he defeats Max Holloway. Yet, he confesses he’d rather choose a superfight against dangerous wrestler Khabib Nurmagomedov over striking master Conor McGregor. (via MMAFighting.com)
“You look at some of these guys who make superfights,” Ortega told reporters in Los Angeles on Monday at a UFC 231 media event. “And you’re like, damn, I wish I was a part of that fight. I like superfights. I want superfights. I want guys that I can match up well where people don’t know what going to happen.”
“Every grappler, we have this since even before I was training, this whole wrestler vs. jiu-jitsu. We get along in the gym and we’re always like, you know, this is a matchup. Our hands are both good. He’s a top game guy and a wrestler and I’m a bottom game guy and a jiu-jitsu guy.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor at the main event of UFC 229 via submission. Yet, BJJ black belt Brian Ortega believes the undefeated Dagestani would have a hard time using the same tactics against him.
“I was watching a lot of things in that fight, where, if I was in that position, there’s a lot of things I’d be doing differently,” Ortega said. “And that kind of just made me realize, kind of just, what I want is a superfight, if I ever get there, and it’s within reach. If I play my cards right, it’s within reach.”
Brian Ortega plans to pitch his ideas to UFC president Dana White if he earns a victory over “Blessed”.
“I’ve got these ideas I want to go for, if I’m successful hopefully I can start asking Dana White for them,” he said.
At first, “T-City” needs to defeat Max Holloway on Saturday night. Would you like to see the superfight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Brian Ortega?