Brian Ortega Reports He’s Reached “Agreement” For UFC 226 Compensation
By FCF Staff
Following UFC 226 and the cancellation of Max Holloway – Brian Ortega, the latter said it wasn’t looking like he was going to receive any compensation for his efforts. But, more recently, the featherweight contender’s reported that a compensation agreement has been reached.
Holloway was forced out of the July 7th bout, just days before, after incurring concussion like symptoms. The UFC reportedly approached Ortega about fighting Jeremy Stephens instead, but the rising star and his team declined.
The 27 year-old attended Friday’s LFA 45 card in California, and during the AXS TV broadcast, Ortega reported this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I feel a lot better now,” Ortega said. “The heartbreak was a little bit real at first and then once I started to realize the bigger picture and everything and I had to put my ego aside and put my thinking cap on in terms of business-wise. We made the right decision. Talked to Dana (White) just the other day and everything’s good between me and him, he compensated me — we reached an agreement.”
Ortega also said that he’s still hoping to face the featherweight champ Holloway next.