Brian Ortega fight against Alexander Volkanovski was an instant classic. That being said the fight watching experience wouldn’t have been diminished had Herb Dean ended the fight when he was supposed to – when Brian Ortega was unable to answer a simple question. Shocking new video showcases the former champion doing his best guesswork when prompted by Herb Dean.
In fact later Ortega seemed unaware he was being offered water and did breathing exercises instead of taking a sip:
“He answered every question wrong.”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 26, 2021
Volkanovski definitely has a point. There was extra time given to Ortega to get in there and recover – and honestly this was a mistake to begin with. Dean should’ve called it at the end of the round instead of letting the fight go on.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 26, 2021