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Video: Renato Moicano explains why interim title fight with Brian Ortega ‘makes sense’

LOS ANGELES — Renato Moicano speaks to the media at UFC 227 about his submission win over Cub Swanson, where he goes next, why he wants to fight Brian Ortega …read more

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After big UFC 227 win, Renato Moicano explains why Brian Ortega rematch makes sense

LOS ANGELES – In July 2017, at UFC 214, Renato Moicano was handed his first career loss. As far as roads to recovery go, though, his has been quite a …read more

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UFC 227 Video Highlights: Renato Moicano Submits Cub Swanson In First Round

Renato Moicano picked up a very impressive win over a veteran UFC star this weekend. Moicano, who is touted as the guy to Brian Ortega his best fight inside the …read more

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Renato Moicano’s UFC 227 plans: Beat Cub Swanson, rematch Brian Ortega, win title

Renato Moicano suffered his first MMA loss last July when he tapped at the hands of featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the final minutes of their UFC 214 fight.
A …read more

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UFC 227's Renato Moicano wants 'path to title' with win over Cub Swanson

LOS ANGELES – Despite a loss to current featherweight contender Brian Ortega, Brazilian Renato Moicano still believes he’s the best in the world.
With a win over Cub Swanson (25-9 MMA, …read more

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Cub Swanson explains choice to stay with UFC despite “huge offers” from other promotions

Cub Swanson’s December submission loss to Brian Ortega marked the final obligation on his most recent UFC contract. Despite the fact that this loss depleted the leverage he had when …read more

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Cub Swanson says USADA played big part in re-signing with UFC, has hard time believing tainted supplement ‘excuses’

Things didn’t play out as planned when Cub Swanson rolled the dice last December and fought Brian Ortega at UFC Fresno on the last fight of his UFC contract. Swanson …read more

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Morning Report: Max Holloway says he’s ‘confident’ he’ll fight again before the end of the year

At UFC 226, Max Holloway was supposed to defend his featherweight title against the surging Brian Ortega. But just a few days beforehand, fate intervened and Holloway was pulled from …read more

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Posted on July 31, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Holloway on UFC 226 pullout: ‘We don’t have the answers’

Max Holloway speaks up in an interview for the first time since he pulled out of his scheduled UFC 226 title fight against Brian Ortega. UFC featherweight champion Max …read more

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Holloway ‘Conned’ Into Hospital Visit, Blames Clickbait For Stroke Scare

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Max Holloway is still on the mend after he was forced out of his title defense against Brian Ortega a few weeks ago …read more

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Posted on July 30, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Dana White: Max Holloway Doing Well Following Health Scare

Dana White has provided a positive Max Holloway health update. Holloway was scheduled to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title against Brian Ortega. The bout would’ve served as …read more

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Posted on July 28, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Manager denies rumors alleging that Holloway had a stroke prior to UFC 226

Manager Brian Butler-Au denies rumors about Max Holloway supposedly suffering a stroke prior to UFC 226, which led to his pullout from his scheduled title fight against Brian Ortega. …read more

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Posted on July 25, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Resentment? Nah – if anything, Renato Moicano wants to thank Brian Ortega for first MMA loss

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Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano at UFC 214: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Brian Ortega’s submission win over Renato Moicano at UFC 214 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Photos by Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Max Holloway’s team denies rumors that he suffered a stroke before UFC 226

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was supposed to defend his title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226. Unfortunately, this plan was derailed when he was forced out of the fight …read more

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Stephens plans to ‘expose’ Aldo and ‘take his soul’ at UFC Calgary

Jeremy Stephens plans to finish Jose Aldo’s career at UFC on FOX 30. Jeremy Stephens has moved past his recent spat with Brian Ortega and is focused on wiping the …read more

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Brian Ortega: Dana White compensated me for UFC 226

UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega confirms that he has received compensation for his cancelled UFC 226 title fight vs. Max Holloway. Just when it looked as if Brian Ortega would …read more

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Posted on July 21, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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Brian Ortega Says he Was Compensated For UFC 226

It appears all is well with Brian Ortega and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Ortega was scheduled to challenge Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title earlier this month. The …read more

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Brian Ortega says he was compensated by UFC, will wait for title shot and pray for Max Holloway

Brian Ortega says he and Dana White were able to work out a financial arrangement in the aftermath of a scrapped UFC 226 title shot, and all is well between …read more

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Max Holloway Still Undergoing Tests, But is ‘Starting to Feel Better’

After Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway pulled out of his UFC 226 bout with Brian Ortega with “concussion like symptoms,” it sent a scare through the mixed martial …read more

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Brian Ortega details meeting with 'pretty pissed off' Dana White after UFC 226 co-headliner fell apart

Brian Ortega has already come out and defended his decision not to accept a replacement fight at UFC 226 after featherweight champ Max Holloway’s sudden withdrawal from their scheduled co-headliner.
The …read more

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Morning Report: Brian Ortega details meeting when he told Dana White he wouldn’t fight at UFC 226

When Max Holloway pulled out of his scheduled title defense against Brian Ortega just days before UFC 226, Ortega was put into a difficult situation: take a short notice fight …read more

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Posted on July 19, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Frankie Edgar: Brian Ortega Should Have Accepted Jeremy Stephens Fight at UFC 226

Last weekend’s co-main event at UFC 226 was supposed to feature a 145-pound championship bout between Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega. …read more

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Three Amigos Podcast 189: UFC Boise preview, weekly news update

The Amigos are discussing Brendan Schaub’s feud with Dana White, UFC’s dwindling PPV buys, Brian Ortega’s missing paycheck and much more. Welcome to your weekly dose of Three Amigos Podcast …read more

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Edgar: Ortega lost title shot for refusing UFC 226 replacement fight

Frankie Edgar believes Brian Ortega may have just lost his title shot for turning down a replacement fight at UFC 226. When UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out …read more

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Is Ortega In Danger Of Losing His Title Shot?

After Max Holloway was forced out of his featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega last weekend (Sat., July 7, 2018) at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Brian Ortega was …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Frankie Edgar says Brian Ortega not fighting at UFC 226 could cost him title shot

When Max Holloway was forced out of his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, challenger Brian Ortega was put into a tricky situation: accept a short notice opponent or wait …read more

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On today’s episode, we’ll discuss the implications from UFC 226 results, Brock Lesnar’s MMA legacy, Brian Ortega’s complaints about reimbursement, the return of Junior dos Santos, Cat Zingano’s next fight, …read more

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Max Holloway May Have Been Pulled From UFC 226 Due to Water Poisoning

Max Holloway’s UFC 226 pullout could be down to water poisoning. Holloway was scheduled to defend his UFC featherweight title against Brian Ortega. The bout would’ve served as UFC 226’s …read more

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Jeremy Stephens on Brian Ortega: ‘This kid is ducking me’

Jeremy Stephens is not happy about Brian Ortega turning down his fight offer at UFC 226. Jeremy Stephens is gearing up to fight former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC …read more

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Jeremy Stephens accuses Brian Ortega of ducking him

When UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was removed from last Saturday’s UFC 226 bill, his opponent Brian Ortega was offered a last-minute replacement fight with surging featherweight knockout artist Jeremy …read more

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Ortega: If Holloway’s out, let me fight for vacant title at UFC 227

Brian Ortega wants his title shot, and he wants it soon – even if the champion isn’t able to fight. UFC featherweight top contender Brian Ortega is itching to …read more

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Posted on July 11, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Brian Ortega to Discuss UFC 226 Pay With Dana White

Brian Ortega and Dana White are trying to sort things out. Ortega was set to take on Max Holloway for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title in the co-main …read more

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Brian Ortega feels UFC featherweight title should be vacated if Holloway is facing lengthy absence

Undefeated featherweight contender Brian Ortega was supposed to battle divisional champ Max Holloway for the title in the co-main event of last weekend’s stacked UFC 226 card. Regrettably, this plan …read more

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Brian Ortega is fighting to get paid for cancelled UFC 226 bout

Brian Ortega did everything he was supposed to do with respect to his planned UFC 226 featherweight title fight with champ Max Holloway. He trained his butt off. He dieted. …read more

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Ortega Wants Vacant Title At UFC 227 In Wake Of ‘Blessed’ Water Poisoning

We still don’t have an official diagnosis for reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway, who was pulled from his UFC 226 co-main event against Brian Ortega for what was initially thought …read more

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Ortega stands by decision to not fight at UFC 226: ‘I’m no yes man’

Brian Ortega has no regrets about deciding not to fight at UFC 226, preferring to wait for his title shot. A week ago, Brian Ortega was getting ready for …read more

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Brian Ortega stands by decision to decline UFC 226 short-notice fight: 'I'm no yes man'

Brian Ortega was supposed to fight at UFC 226, where, if all went according to plan, he’d have celebrated the biggest moment of his career. Instead, he was relegated to …read more

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Ortega Shuts Down Stephens: ‘I’m Not A Yes Man’

Sorry, you won’t be getting the next version of this. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight No. 1 contender, Brian Ortega, worked hard to earn his 145-pound title shot against reigning …read more

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Brian Ortega explains why he turned down replacement opponents for UFC 226: “I’m no yes man”

When UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of the UFC 226 co-main event with concussion-like symptoms, it left his opponent, undefeated challenger Brian Ortega, without a dance partner.
The …read more

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Brian Ortega says he stands by decision not to fight replacement at UFC 226: ‘I’m no yes man’

Brian Ortega went into last week expecting to fight Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title. He arrived in Las Vegas, began his weight cut and participated in open workouts …read more

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Top 5 Questions Answered at UFC 226

Despite the cancellation of the 145-pound title fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega, UFC 226 was a historic event which will certainly be remembered as one of the year’s …read more

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Video: UFC 226 PPV live stream online

Watch UFC 226: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier here! UFC 226 lost its original co-main, a potentially thrilling featherweight title bout between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega, but the …read more

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Jeremy Stephens Blasts Brian Ortega: ‘Shut The F*ck up & Fight’

Jeremy Stephens is ripping Brian Ortega for not taking a last-minute fight with him at UFC 226. Ortega was scheduled to challenge UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in the co-main …read more

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Holloway Thanks McGregor, Khabib For UFC 226 Support

It was announced earlier this week that reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was pulled from his co-main event title fight with Brian Ortega this weekend at UFC 226 in …read more

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UFC 226 Heavyweights Weigh-in: Derrick Lewis Shoves Francis Ngannou

It’s the big men taking all the top slots at UFC 226 on Saturday after featherweight champion Max Holloway was pulled from his fight with Brian Ortega after displaying continued …read more

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The UFC Should Not Rush Max Holloway Back To The Octagon

The MMA Gods struck again earlier this week when UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway — who was scheduled to defend his title against challenger Brian Ortega in the co-main event …read more

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White: Stephens is ‘blowing up’ my phone, but Ortega wasn’t interested

According to Dana White, Brian Ortega will not accept a replacement fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 226. The UFC is still desperately trying to find a replacement opponent for …read more

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Max Holloway Releases Statement After Pulling Out Of UFC 226

Max Holloway has broken his silence after being forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega in the co-main event of tomorrow’s (Sat. July 7, …read more

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Max Holloway Breaks His Silence, Responds to Conor McGregor Khabib Nurmagomedov

Featherweight champion Max Holloway has broken his silence after being forced out of his UFC 226 title fight against Brian Ortega this weekend.
Holloway dropped out of the co-main event fight …read more

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Conor McGregor criticizes fan reactions to Max Holloway’s UFC 226 withdrawal

When UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of his UFC 226 co-main event title fight with Brian Ortega, the first question out of many fan’s mouths was ‘who …read more

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Statement on UFC 226

Featherweight champion Max Holloway is out of his scheduled bout against Brian Ortega due to injury and the fight has been removed from Saturday’s UFC 226 card. Stepping into the …read more

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Dana White Confronts Brian Ortega’s Manager After Not Accepting Fight at UFC 226

During the UFC 226 press conference, Dana White took the opportunity to call out Brian Ortega’s manager, Ed Soares, and ask him if Ortega could still take a fight. Apparently …read more

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Dana White: Brian Ortega Turned Down Short Notice Fight Against Jeremy Stephens

With Max Holloway out of UFC 226, the promotion attempted to salvage another marquee fight for the card involving No. 1 ranked featherweight contender Brian Ortega.
After Holloway was taken to …read more

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Video: Cormier Suffers Nasty Fall During UFC 226 Presser

Just a day after Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from his Featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega, which was set to serve as the co-main event for UFC 226 …read more

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After being offered UFC 226 interim title fights with Ortega and Edgar, Jeremy Stephens says he’s ‘always ready’

Last night, UFC 226 was dealt a terrible blow as featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of his co-main event featherweight title fight with undefeated challenger Brian Ortega. Holloway …read more

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Report: Brian Ortega Declined Late Replacement Fight Against Jeremy Stephens

The Ultimate Fighting Championship apparently scrambled to find a last-minute replacement for Brian Ortega after featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of their UFC 226 title fight just days …read more

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Brian Ortega officially off UFC 226 fight card; Ngannou vs. Lewis moved to co-main event

Brian Ortega is officially off UFC 226.
The undefeated featherweight from Southern California was scheduled to meet Max Holloway for the latter’s 145-pound championship on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in …read more

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Report: Edgar-Stephens interim title fight was considered for UFC 226

An interim featherweight title fight that doesn’t even involve Brian Ortega? This nearly happened. With UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway pulling out of the UFC 226 co-main event vs. Brian …read more

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Conor McGregor reacts to “145-pound world champion” Max Holloway’s removal from UFC 226

Last night, UFC 226 was dealt a crippling blow as featherweight champ Max Holloway was forced out of his co-main event featherweight title fight with challenger Brian Ortega. Holloway was …read more

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Report | Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega fight could be moved to UFC 227 main event spot

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway’s title fight with undefeated challenger Brian Ortega isn’t happening. Not at UFC 226 this Saturday, at least.
Last night, the MMA community was rocked by the …read more

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Brian Ortega reacts to Max Holloway’s UFC 226 withdrawal

Last night, UFC 226 was dealt a crushing blow as featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of his co-main event featherweight title fight with undefeated challenger Brian Ortega. Holloway …read more

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Brian Ortega scratched from UFC 226 after champ Max Holloway withdraws

LAS VEGAS – There will be no replacement opponent for Brian Ortega at UFC 226.
Following featherweight champ Max Holloway’s (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) withdrawal from the card on Wednesday due …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shows support for Max Holloway after UFC 226 removal

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been here before.
Late Wednesday night it was announced that Max Holloway was forced out of his UFC 226 co-headliner with Brian Ortega after the …read more

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Video: Max Holloway out of UFC 226 reaction

LAS VEGAS — MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi and Shaun Al-Shatti discuss the news of champion Max Holloway being out of his UFC 226 featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega due …read more

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VIDEO | Michael Bisping called out Max Holloway for looking a bit off on UFC Tonight

Earlier tonight terrible news struck the mixed martial arts world when ESPN reported that Max Holloway had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 226 title fight with Brian Ortega.
“Blessed” …read more

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Twitter reacts to Max Holloway's sudden removal from UFC 226 after health scare

The MMA world was rocked Wednesday night when it was revealed the highly anticipated UFC 226 title fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega was called off.
Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 …read more

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Breaking! Max Holloway forced out of UFC 226!

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will no longer be defending his title against undefeated contender Brian Ortega at UFC 226.
ESPN first reported the news that Max Holloway (19-3 MMA) has …read more

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Max Holloway forced out of UFC 226 featherweight title defense with concussion-like symptoms

Featherweight champion Max Holloway withdrew Wednesday from his title defense against Brian Ortega that was scheduled for UFC 226 on Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. LAS VEGAS — Featherweight champion …read more

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Holloway out of UFC 226 for health reasons

Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from his UFC featherweight title fight Saturday vs. Brian Ortega because of concussion-like symptoms. He was hospitalized Monday and released but is still …read more

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Max Holloway out of UFC 226 bout vs. Brian Ortega

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is out of Saturday’s UFC 226 co-main event after showing concussion-like symptoms. Max Holloway is out of Saturday’s co-main event fight against Brian Ortega …read more

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Max Holloway out of UFC 226 featherweight title bout with Brian Ortega

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is out of his scheduled UFC 226 title defense in Las Vegas against top contender Brian Ortega.
MMA Fighting confirmed a Wednesday night report by …read more

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Max Holloway out of UFC 226 with 'concussion like symptoms'

LAS VEGAS – UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has withdrawn from his UFC 226 title fight against Brian Ortega, his management team announced late Wednesday night in a statement.
Max’s team …read more

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Max Holloway is out of UFC featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 226

Max Holloway is out of UFC featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega …read more

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Win or lose, when it comes to Max Holloway, Brian Ortega believes ‘we’re gonna see each other again’

LAS VEGAS — At UFC 226 open workouts at MGM Grand, Brian Ortega discusses his title fight with featherweight champion Max Holloway, his blooming popularity, meeting Jeremy Piven at the …read more

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Max Holloway not ruling out next fight being at lightweight

LAS VEGAS — UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway speaks to the media at UFC 226 open workouts about his title defense against Brian Ortega, winning Fighter of the Year at …read more

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Brian Ortega UFC 226 open workout highlights

LAS VEGAS — Brian Ortega put on a dazzling display of jiu-jitsu at the UFC 226 open workouts. Ortega challenges Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 226. …read more

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UFC champ Max Holloway: Brian Ortega 'always one step behind'

LAS VEGAS – Max Holloway believes Saturday’s UFC 226 co-headliner against Brian Ortega is one of the biggest fights in featherweight history, and he plans on showing up big-time for …read more

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Brian Ortega Believes UFC 226 is Only the Beginning of Rivalry with Max Holloway

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Regardless of what happens in the UFC 226 co-main event on Saturday, most people see Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega as a likely rivalry that will …read more

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Brian Ortega the yin to champ Max Holloway's yang at UFC 226

LAS VEGAS – Brian Ortega knows his matchup with Max Holloway is extremely competitive on paper, and he expects it to play out that way at UFC 226.
Ortega (14-0 MMA, …read more

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UFC 226 Embedded: Shopping Sprees, Promos, and Heavyweights Cutting Weight

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On Episode 3 of UFC 226 Embedded, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic arrives in Las Vegas. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega takes his crew sightseeing and clothes shopping in …read more

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'UFC 226 Embedded,' No. 3: Shopping with Brian Ortega, kicking balls with Stipe Miocic

The UFC is on its home turf in “Sin City” this week for the annual “International Fight Week” and a pay-per-view featuring two title fights. Once again, the promotion has …read more

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UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘He’s a fat sh*t’

In the third episode of UFC 226 Embedded, Brian Ortega goes shopping, Daniel Cormier discusses lessons learned, Stipe Miocic juggles and signs a soccer ball, Max Holloway has fun with …read more

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Max Holloway: ‘The Real Fireworks Show is Saturday’


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Hear from featherweight champion Max Holloway before he looks to defend his title against Brian Ortega in the UFC 226 co-main event on Saturday.
TRENDING > Robert Whittaker Has …read more

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UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I got his number’

In the second episode of UFC 226 Embedded, Stipe Miocic hunts for gold, Daniel Cormier has some fun, Brian Ortega visits his parents, and Francis Ngannou does some stuff for …read more

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Max Holloway argues UFC 226 battle with Brian Ortega is a super fight too

UFC 226, which goes down this Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be headlined by a bona fide super fight, as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier moves up to …read more

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For UFC 226’s Brian Ortega, Ideal Schedule Would Include Two ‘Crazy Fights’ Per Year

Many mixed martial artists are quite vocal about their desire to stay as active as possible and would prefer to fight as often as four times per year, if not …read more

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'UFC 226 Embedded,' No. 1: Brian Ortega has a 'La Bamba' jam, then hits the surf

The UFC is on its home turf in “Sin City” this week for the annual “International Fight Week” and a pay-per-view featuring two title fights. Once again, the promotion has …read more

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UFC 226 Countdown: Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega

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Go inside the lives and training camps of UFC 226 co-main event fighters. Featherweight champion Max Holloway takes on rising star Brian Ortega. UFC 226 takes place on …read more

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Max Holloway Wishes Conor McGregor ‘Nothing But the Best’ With his Legal Issues

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway, who is set to defend his featherweight title against Brian Ortega in the co-main event this weekend at UFC 226 on July 7, …read more

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Brian Ortega Prepares for His UFC 226 Title Fight (Video)

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BODYARMOR and the UFC Performance Institute keep Brian Ortega ready to go ahead of his featherweight title fight with Max Holloway at UFC 226 on July 7. Watch …read more

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Max Holloway: Move to Lightweight is Just a Matter of Time

Max Holloway knows his time as a featherweight won’t last forever. Holloway is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title holder. He’ll defend his gold against Brian Ortega in …read more

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Max Holloway confirms that he will eventually move to lightweight

At present, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has his crosshairs locked on undefeated challenger Brian Ortega, who he will fight at UFC 226 on July 7.
While this featherweight title fight …read more

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Posted on July 1, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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That time Brian Ortega had no idea who Robert Downey Jr. was

LOS ANGELES – Brian Ortega is one of MMA’s biggest rising stars right now, so it’s a bit of a goof that the guy didn’t know who Robert Downey Jr. …read more

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Unfiltered: Max Holloway and Brian Ortega

UFC Featherweight champion Max “Blessed” Holloway joins Jim and Matt in-studio to talk about his UFC 226 fight against Brian Ortega, fighting up at Lightweight eventually, what kept him from …read more

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Respect a theme during UFC 226 Media Call

The phrase “game respects game” couldn’t hold any truer than it did during today’s UFC 226 media call. As Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, Max Holloway and Brian Ortega spoke highly …read more

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UFC 226 Media Call: Max Holloway and Brian Ortega


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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is looking to finally get in his first fight of the year after injury and the New York State Athletic Commission …read more

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UFC 226 conference call audio

On the UFC 226 media conference call, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega will take questions Thursday. …read more

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Max Holloway Explains Why he Can’t Slip up Against Brian Ortega

Max Holloway’s next title defense is set but it won’t be an easy task. Holloway will defend his title against rising contender Brian Ortega at the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view …read more

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Brian Ortega recounts UFC 223 detour to Max Holloway fight

LOS ANGELES — Brian Ortega had made up his mind: No more short-notice fights.
Ortega accepted a late call to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, a move which paid off …read more

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