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Brian Ortega sends “Respectful” words to his Covid-19 Infected Rival Alex Volkanovski regarding their UFC 260 postponement

Brian Ortega- UFC fighter

Brian Ortega sent a message to Alex Volkanovski filled with compassion, as Alex tested positive for Covid-19. Ortega and Volkanovski were scheduled to fight a Featherweight title match on March 27 at UFC 260. However, ‘The Great’ took himself out of the fight due to Covid-19 protocol.

After negotiating for a long time, T-City was expecting to fight his second title bout next week against Volkanovski. However, Ortega’s previous attempt for the UFC Featherweight Championship was a failure.

He lost the bout through a brutal technical knockout in December 2018, at UFC 231. Further, it took him more than two years to get another title shot.

Unfortunately, Volkanovski tested Covid-19 positive and took himself out of the fight, which means Ortega will have to wait.

Brian Ortega- UFC fighter

INGLEWOOD, CA – JUNE 04: Brian Ortega celebrates after his TKO in the third round against Clay Guida in their featherweight bout during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Brian Ortega sends a respectful message to Alex Volkanovski

The Mexican-American showed his humbleness by sending a condolence message to his rival Volkanovski. ESPN announced Volkanovski’s Covid-19 news on Saturday’s UFC broadcast. After that, Ortega posted a quick video.

“So you guys all heard, I don’t have to tell you anymore. But, Volkanovski tested positive for Covid. He’s done everything right. We’ve done everything right. I know you (Alex Volkanovski) would have taken the fight, even with Covid. That’s the type of human you are. I respect that,” Ortega conveyed in an Instagram video.


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R-City also wished the opponent for better health and said, “I hope you heal up fast and we’ll postpone it and we will just reschedule it to when we’ve got to. Stay sharp. We’re staying sharp and whenever this sh*t is meant to happen it will happen.”

The fans will need to wait a few more months or a year to experience the next Featherweight title bout. Though, Brian Ortega was confident he would win the title this time.  


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