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:
.@alexvolkanovski admits “tough” Brian Ortega wasn’t answering the referee’s questions right between rounds at #UFC266:
“He answered every question wrong.”
Watch full video: https://t.co/BC6HoDycS3 pic.twitter.com/OWj53hd2My
— 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.
Things you love to see…@alexvolkanovski ?? @BrianTcity
Nothing but respect to these two warriors for an absolute war! ?#UFC266 pic.twitter.com/deomTcyxLU
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 26, 2021
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.