The final UFC Championship will determine the next contender for the 145-pound title currently held by reigning welterweight king Alexander Volkanovsky when Brian Ortega confronts Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Fight Island 6 this Saturday night (17 October 2020) on the island of Yas in Abu Dhabi.
But whatever the outcome, T-City have already been in the winning column with their new team, parting ways with coach James Lursen to connect UFC veterans TJ Dillashaw and Cub Swanson to Huntington Beach Universal Training Center.
“I don’t want to go into details about that,”; Otrega told Yahoo! Sport. “I’m not trying to make anyone look bad or talk to them. But there was behavior and what was said and what was done after the fight that made me officially understand where everyone really stood; [and] what their intentions really were. “
The once-beaten Ortega (14-1, 1 NC) made his way to the welterweight title, but was completely surpassed by Max Holloway in the headliner UFC 231 with pay-per-view (PPV) about two years ago and didn’t fight those then
Unless you count his Korean bitch slap.
“I’ve had a lot of mental growth in terms of doing it all in a healthy way,” Ortega said. “Everything used to be very unhealthy and very toxic. Now everything is much smoother, much healthier and much simpler, and I can’t say anything else, but it’s the best option. I never knew it could be. And when I remember what is possible for me now, man, I’ll tell you, I can’t wait. I smile just thinking about it. “
On his way is the number 4 “Korean Zombie” (16: 5), which wins technical knockout victories over Renato Carneiro and Frankie Edgar, the latter of which sent the “Answer” division in the light heavyweight division.
Where defeat – or victory – sends Ortega remains to be seen.
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