Ortega Wants Fight For “Vacant” Featherweight Title At UFC 227

Brian Ortega is itching for a UFC featherweight title shot. whether it be against Max Holloway, or another top contender.

While on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Ortega explained that he wants his shot against Holloway, but while the current champion is dealing with alleged concussion issues, he says its time for someone to step up.

“From what I’m getting now, they said that Max might not fight for a long time, and he might not even fight 145,” Ortega told Helwani.

“So I told them then, make the belt vacant and then I’ll fight whoever you guys want me to fight ASAP. I’ll fight them at UFC 227 here in Staples, but let’s get that situated.”

Whether it be against Jeremy Stephens or another top fighter, Ortega is looking towards August 3rd for his return, joining a card featuring Cody Garbrandt looking to take the bantamweight title from T.J. Dilashaw and  Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight title against Henry Cejudo.


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