BRIAN ORTEGA IS READY TO SAFE UFC 229 IF ONE OF THE MAIN CARD PARTICIPANTS PULL OUT
After Brian Ortega (14-0-1) refused to fight Jeremy Stephens when Max Holloway was forced out of their planned UFC 226 bout, it would be easy to assume he’s not going to take fights on short notice. That’s not true, however, as Ortega insists he stays at the ready and would step into the right fight at the last minute. The right fight is Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor.
“I always stay ready … These are the kinda fights that I’ll step in on last minute to save the card. Not no other fights like the last situation we had, where they wanted me to fight that clown.” - Ortega said.
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Ortega talked about his willingness to step in if Nurmagomedov or McGregor pulls out, and why he wouldn’t fight Stephens when Holloway wasn’t able to fight. The reason on the difference between the level of Conor or Khabib in a comparison with Stephens. After all, at stake are a lot of money and hype, and for this, it is worth the risk, thinks Brian.