Tag: Brian Ortega

Brian Ortega tells fighters there’s ‘only one’ Conor McGregor, stop trying to mimic him

Bloodyelbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89  Brian Ortega isn’t exactly know for his flamboyance or trash talk, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Speaking to MMA Junkie in a recent interview, the top-ranked contender discussed the Conor McGregor effect; how fighters are trying to copy the Irishman’s style and go to extreme measures to promote […]

UFC 223’s Renato Moicano got out of comfort zone after first career loss to Brian Ortega

MMAfighting.com By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz Renato Moicano has changed a few things after tasting defeat for the first time. After a 12-fight unbeaten run in MMA, including a trio of victories inside the Octagon, the 28-year-old Brazilian lost to featherweight contender Brian Ortega via third-round submission atUFC 214 and realized he […]

The Weekly Grind: Brian Ortega pulls off crazy kick, Kevin Lee gets kicked in the groin

MMAfighting.com By Danny Segura@DannySeguraTV The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, […]

Frankie Edgar on early sparring sessions after Ortega KO loss: There were no ‘head shots’

Bloodyelbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89   Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar received a medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after his knockout loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 222, and was expected to have no physical contact in training until April 13. But Edgar, 36, almost slipped up when he revealed that he had […]