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UFC's Brian Ortega to local student in personal video message: 'Don't drop out'

Contending for a UFC featherweight title isn’t the only thing Brian Ortega has been doing these days. Ortega recently heard the story of Roman Gibson, a 10th grade student looking …read more

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Posted on May 8, 2018, 7:16 am By
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UFC Atlantic City was perfect opportunity for Edgar to bounce back from loss

The past two months have been a roller coaster for Frankie Edgar.
Even before he ended up in the cage with Brian Ortega at UFC 222, the former UFC lightweight champion …read more

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Posted on May 6, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Brian Ortega tells fighters to stop mimicking Conor McGregor

Brian Ortega tells his fellow fighters to just be themselves, instead of desperately trying to mimic Conor McGregor. Brian Ortega isn’t exactly know for his flamboyance or trash talk, and …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2018, 9:46 pm By
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You Can Be Like Conor McGregor ... Or You Can Shut Up

You do … you.
That’s the message from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight No. 1 contender, Brian Ortega, who is just as sick of Conor McGregor wannabes as the rest of …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Brian Ortega Tired of Seeing Fighters Trying to Replicate Conor McGregor

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title contender Brian Ortega, who is coming off a huge knockout victory over former featherweight champion Frankie Edgar last month, has talked about his frustration with …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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Brian Ortega Not a Fan of Conor McGregor Impersonators, “Just be you. You don’t have to pretend”

When it comes to the top 145-pound fighters on the planet, there’s only one that’s better than Brian Ortega…and that might not even be the case come July.
Once upon a …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Brian Ortega Not a Fan of Conor McGregor Impersonators, “Just be you. You don’t have to pretend”

When it comes to the top 145-pound fighters on the planet, there’s only one that’s better than Brian Ortega…and that might not even be the case come July.
Once upon a …read more

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Brian Ortega isn't impressed by the Conor McGregor clones

Brian Ortega has trumpeted a message of positivity during his rise up the ranks, but good guys aren’t always getting the biggest paychecks.
Or the endorsement deals. Or the massive fan …read more

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Posted on May 3, 2018, 12:16 am By
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Edgar: I deserve to fight the winner of Holloway vs. Ortega

Frankie Edgar firmly believes he should get to fight the winner of the featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega at UFC 226. After suffering his first-ever …read more

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Posted on May 1, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Frankie Edgar Wants the Winner of Max Holloway and Brian Ortega

With his win over Cub Swanson on April 21, Frankie Edgar believes that he should face the winner of champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega. …read more

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Edgar: I Deserve Winner Of Holloway Vs Ortega

After suffering the first stoppage loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career to Brian Ortega — via first round knockout at UFC 222 this past March (see it) — …read more

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Posted on April 30, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Brian Ortega wants Khabib Nurmagomedov after Max Holloway fight

When Tony Ferguson was forced out of his UFC 223 lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, top UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega was briefly considered as a replacement opponent for …read more

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Brian Ortega has Khabib Nurmagomedov on radar after Max Holloway

Sometimes the best decisions are the ones made without thought. That strategy has worked out for Brian Ortega, anyway.
Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) stepped up on short notice and knocked …read more

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Brian Ortega Media Scrum: ‘It’s still surreal; I got the shot’

For the longest time, Brian Ortega has had a vision that he would one day fight for the UFC featherweight championship. …read more

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Posted on April 29, 2018, 12:46 pm By
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Why 145-pound title challenger Brian Ortega was rooting for Frankie Edgar against Cub Swason

LAS VEGAS – Both Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson were looking to bounce back from losses to Brian Ortega when they met in the co-headliner of UFC Fight Night 128 …read more

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Ortega Unfazed Ahead Of UFC 226 Title Shot - ‘I Don’t Care About A Loss’

After becoming the first fighter ever to finish former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, undefeated featherweight contender Brian Ortega will now take a shot at current 145-pound champion Max Holloway …read more

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UFC belt 'just something extra' for Brian Ortega, who doesn't stress about losing

LAS VEGAS – Brian Ortega has been touted as the UFC’s next featherweight title challenger for some time now.
But now that it’s official?
“I’m ready,” Ortega told reporters Thursday at the …read more

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Posted on April 27, 2018, 12:46 am By
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Frankie Edgar Believes He’s Back In Line To Face the Winner of Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega

Frankie Edgar suffered a setback in early March but following a dominant win over Cub Swanson on Saturday night, he believes he’s back in title contention …read more

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UFC 226 Betting Odds: Max Holloway opens as favorite over Brian Ortega

UFC 226 Betting Odds: Max Holloway opens as favorite over Brian Ortega
The UFC featherweight title will be up for grabs this July at UFC 226 in Las Vegas when …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega, Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis Slated for UFC 226

UFC 226 is shaping up to be one of 2018’s biggest cards. …read more

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Frankie Edgar Approaching Rematch with Cub Swanson as New Fight

Less than 2 months after coming up short against Brian Ortega at UFC 222 Frankie Edgar is back and ready to rebound with a victory over Cub Swanson. …read more

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White confirms Holloway vs. Ortega as UFC 226 co-headliner

Max Holloway will defend his featherweight title against Brian Ortega at the upcoming UFC 226 PPV. Max Holloway’s wish to return to the Octagon in July has been granted, as …read more

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Max Holloway Puts His Title on the Line Against Brian Ortega at UFC 226

Featherweight champion Max Holloway will get his wish to return to action at UFC 226 as he faces off with No. 1 contender Brian Ortega on July 7 in Las …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2018, 5:16 am By
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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega targeted for UFC 226

UFC 223’s loss could end up being UFC 226’s gain.
A much-anticipated featherweight title bout between UFC champion Max Holloway and undefeated challenger Brian Ortega is being targeted for the International …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Holloway to defend title vs. Ortega at UFC 226

Featherweight champion Max Holloway will be looking to defend his title for the second time when he meets Brian Ortega at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. …read more

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Holloway hoping to defend title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226

Max Holloway is hoping to return to action in July. Max Holloway has been forced to pull out of his last two fights, but the reigning featherweight champion is hoping …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Holloway Vs. Ortega Targeted For UFC 226 Title Fight

It looks like UFC 226 finally has a co-main event, as MMAjunkie reports that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title opposite undefeated contender Brian Ortega on July …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega title fight in the works for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

It appears Max Holloway will get his desired date and location for his next UFC featherweight title defense.
A matchup between Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) and top contender Brian Ortega …read more

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Is Swanson Better? Or Is Edgar Shot?

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, was knocked out by top featherweight contender Brian Ortega at the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) last month, the first time “The …read more

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What quick turnarounds mean for MMA fighters

Frankie Edgar will fight on Saturday night just 49 days after being brutally knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222. Does the quick turnaround make sense? We looked at …read more

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Posted on April 19, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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‘I’m Still One Of The Best In The World’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222 earlier this year, the first time “The Answer” has ever been finished …read more

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Frankie Edgar Proclaims ‘I’m Not Done Yet’, Plans On Proving That in Rematch with Cub Swanson

Frankie Edgar knows that fighters are always judged on their most recent performance but he plans to prove to the world that his loss to Brian Ortega was just a …read more

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Posted on April 18, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Cub Swanson Admits he Was Close to Signing With Another Promotion

Cub Swanson has re-signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but that almost wasn’t the case. The last fight on Swanson’s previous contract occurred against Brian Ortega back in December. …read more

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Posted on April 17, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Max Holloway eyes July date with Brian Ortega following UFC 223 exit 

Max Holloway isn’t spending any time dwelling on what could have been had he not been pulled from his short-notice title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.
The featherweight …read more

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With sights on Brian Ortega, Max Holloway doesn't fault NYSAC for UFC 223 ruling: 'History can wait’

When weight concerns caused the New York State Athletic Commission to pull Max Holloway from UFC 223’s lightweight title headliner, Holloway admits the fighter in him was mad.
“When they called …read more

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Zabit and Bochniak put on fight for the ages on UFC 223 main card

MOICANO vs KATTAR

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Brazilian featherweight contender Renato Moicano bounced back from the lone loss of his career to Brian Ortega, snapping Calvin …read more

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UFC 223’s Renato Moicano got out of comfort zone after tasting defeat vs. Brian Ortega

Renato Moicano has changed a few things after tasting defeat for the first time.
After a 12-fight unbeaten run in MMA, including a trio of victories inside the Octagon, the 28-year-old …read more

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Brian Ortega Was (Briefly) Offered UFC 223 Fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Top UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega was nearly the man to take the UFC 223 headlining slot vacated when Tony Ferguson got injured. …read more

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Brian Ortega says he accepted Khabib Nurmagomedov fight before Max Holloway did

So here’s an interesting plot twist in the last-minute effort to salvage the UFC 223 main event.
Featherweight No. 1 contender Brian Ortega was considered as a replacement to step in …read more

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Edgar: ‘I think I’m still close’ to a title shot

Even after his first career stoppage loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 222, Frankie Edgar still believes a title shot is within his reach. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie …read more

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Posted on April 2, 2018, 2:46 pm By
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Cub Swanson Breaks Down Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega UFC Title Fight

Cub Swanson breaks down the future UFC featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega. …read more

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Posted on April 1, 2018, 12:16 am By
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Yves Edwards on Frankie Edgar’s Quick Turnaround: You Don’t Have to Rush it’

Yves Edwards isn’t a fan of Frankie Edgar fighting just over one month after being knocked out. Earlier this month, Edgar took on Brian Ortega in the co-main event of …read more

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Joe Rogan and Yves Edwards argue Frankie Edgar is fighting too soon after KO loss

Just weeks after his UFC 222 KO loss to Brian Ortega, UFC featherweight contender Frankie Edgar will return to the cage for a scrap with Cub Swanson. The bout will …read more

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UFC’s Cub Swanson ‘baffled’ by Ortega’s KO of Frankie Edgar

Cub Swanson was shocked when Brian Ortega KO’d Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. Not like this.No one really expected Brian Ortega, a submission artist known for his come from behind …read more

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Cub Swanson was ‘baffled’ that Brian Ortega knocked out Frankie Edgar

Of all the ways that the fight between Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar could have gone, Cub Swanson sure didn’t anticipate the way it did.
Ortega knocked Edgar out in …read more

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Edgar Incriminates Himself, Quickly Backtracks On Twitter

When Frankie Edgar got creamed by Brian Ortega at the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended “The Answer” …read more

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Posted on March 28, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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With UFC 222 medical suspension still in effect, Frankie Edgar clarifies on recent sparring comments

In the co-main event of UFC 222, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was knocked out by surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega. In the wake of this knockout loss—the first …read more

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With UFC 222 medical suspension still in effect, Frankie Edgar clarifies on recent sparring comments

In the co-main event of UFC 222, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was knocked out by surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega. In the wake of this knockout loss—the first …read more

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Frankie Edgar clarifies no head shots in sparring ahead of UFC Fight Night 128

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It appears Frankie Edgar might’ve said a little too much.
After being knocked out by Brian Ortega earlier this month at UFC 222, Edgar (22-6-1 …read more

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Frankie Edgar ‘Comfortable’ with Quick Turnaround After KO Loss

On March 3, at UFC 222, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was finished for the first time in his 13-year mixed martial arts career by Brian Ortega. …read more

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Cub Swanson Thought UFC Career Was Over Before Frankie Edgar Rematch

Cub Swanson was convinced that his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) run was nearing its end. Swanson declined a contract offer from the promotion ahead of his bout with Brian Ortega. …read more

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Posted on March 27, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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Unfiltered Episode 182: Mark Henry

One of MMA’s best coaches, Mark Henry, calls in and talks to Jim and Matt about Frankie Edgar’s loss to Brian Ortega and bouncing back to fight Cub Swanson in …read more

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Frankie Edgar Responds to Criticism After Cub Swanson Fight Booked so Soon After Knockout

Frankie Edgar took on Brian Ortega earlier this month as the co-main event at UFC 222. Edgar was originally meant to face featherweight champion Max Holloway for the title, although …read more

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Posted on March 27, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Edgar on quick turnaround: ‘I know what I’m putting on the line here’

Frankie Edgar talks about his decision to agree to a Cub Swanson rematch, just a little more than a month after being knocked out by Brian Ortega. Early this …read more

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Posted on March 27, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Frankie Edgar responds to concerns about quick turnaround following KO loss

Frankie Edgar last fought just a few weeks ago, when he was knocked out by surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the first round of the UFC 222 co-main event. …read more

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Frankie Edgar Admits There’s Risk in Taking Cub Swanson Rematch

Frankie Edgar realizes the danger of fighting just over one month after being knocked out. Earlier this month, Edgar took on Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222. …read more

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