Brian Ortega Not Phased By Last Minute Nature Of Edgar Bout: ‘In the street you fight on 2 seconds notice’

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was set to face off against reigning UFC featherweight title holder Max Holloway at UFC 222. However, Holloway has since suffered an injury that has forced the champion to pull out of the event.

Consequently, “The Answer” has since been set to face off against Brian Ortega for the night’s co-main event. Speaking to the LA Times, Ortega explained that fighting on such short notice is not a concern for him.

“I’ve been in so many street fights. It doesn’t matter that I’m taking a fight on a month’s notice. I’ve taken many fights on two seconds’ notice.”

“I was out of town; they asked if I want the fight and I said, ‘Yep,’ I started running right there in the parking lot. It’s not a big deal. It’s like a street fight. If someone puts ’em up, you’ve gotta put ’em up.”

“This is the fight for me. Once I took it, I took a second to appreciate the hard work. I’m here. My face is on the poster, the fight’s going down. I’ve never seen this happening like this, so considering that, I’ve already won. Now when I fight Frankie and beat him, I’ll prove everything I need to all the fight fans.”

UFC 222 will take place March 3 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

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