Rising UFC star Brian Ortega is the #1 ranked UFC featherweight in the world.
He was supposed to put his unbeaten record on the line last weekend against the champion Max Holloway, but the champ pulled out with a medical scare on just a few days notice.
This left Ortega out of the fight, and out of a payday… Because according to the promised and rightful title challenger, the UFC has not paid him for UFC 226.
He tells it to ESPN:
“We had our talk. We agreed to disagree pretty much, I (asked) him if I was going to be compensated for anything, you know, if I would get anything. I told him I showed up, I did everything, my weight was good, did the open workouts, the media and he said, ‘No.’”
“So that was that. I was pretty bummed out, heartbroken. After that, we had another meeting yesterday. We talked and he said he was just pissed off. He then said we’d talk again this week and figure things out. So right now, I don’t know what ‘figure things out’ means.”