Ortega Releases Statement After UFC 231 Loss
Brian Ortega’s night ended not with the UFC featherweight title, but a trip to a Toronto hospital, as he would be stopped by the doctor at the end of the fourth round at UFC 231.
Ortega was unable to dictate the pace against pound-for-pound level fighter, Max Holloway, in the main event of the UFC’s return to Toronto. Holloway would set a record in the fourth round with the most amount of significant strikes in one round in UFC history.
Following the fight, UFC President Dana White would claim Ortega is “too tough for his own good,” and thanked the doctor for making the right call, as would Ortega in a message to his fans on Instagram.
”Doctor stopped it and I agree,” Ortega wrote.
“Broken nose and a broken thumb. I was willing to die in there. Last night was Max’s night. I’ll be back. Thank you to everyone who’s always believed in me and supported me.”