Ortega To Make Film Debut After UFC 231

Brian Ortega’s movie star looks will be put to the test, not just against Max Holloway at UFC 231, but in an upcoming film role.

Brian Ortega said Monday at a press scrum that he will be off for three months after UFC 231 filming a movie in Texas and Thailand as the leading man.

“It’s a movie that I signed with,” Ortega said at a media lunch. “I don’t know. I’ve gotta check, but I think I’ll be the first UFC fighter in history to have the lead role in a big movie. … I didn’t really talk to the producer yet, so I don’t really know what I can say or what I can’t say.”

Ortega looks to take the UFC featherweight title with him on December 8th, as he faces Holloway in a fight rescheduled from UFC 226 in July.

“I don’t look like a fighter,” Ortega said.

“I like it though, because it just allows me to be in the position I am now to where I can venture out to wherever I want to go. I can go into acting, I can go into this, I can go different ways now. And because of fighting, I can do that. I just like it. I like the ability, almost like a chameleon, right? Put on a camera and put on some whatever and you’re an actor. Put me in a cage, I’m a fighter. Put me somewhere else — I’m in an ocean, I’m a surfer. I don’t know what I am, I just do it all. And I want to be good at everything.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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