After defeating Max Halloway at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, the challenger for the UFC featherweight title, Brian Ortega, plans to challenge Habib Nurmagomedov already as a champion.
“Not too many people know how to act well in the stalls from the bottom”, – quotes Ortega MMAJunkie. “In this situation, they basically survive, and it’s pretty boring. Counted units know how to attack from this position, breaking their opponent’s elbows. We do not often see this, because this technique requires a lot of preparation, while I was growing up, constantly turning out to be the guy from below, which the big guys were trying to beat, and I adapted my technique to this ”
“I’m curious about what will happen in our fight with Habib. This fight is definitely on my radar. July 7, I will succeed, and I hope, after that we can organize everything. I want to give fans something big and crazy, a real war ”
Recall that Brian Ortega was among the fighters who were offered to replace injured Tony Ferguson in a duel with Habib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, however, the choice was made in favor of Max Halloway, who was eventually withdrawn from the fight, unable to cope with the extreme weight .