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06 March 2018, 01:54 | Floyd Cook
#TFGinterview: Brian Ortega talks UFC 222, Possibility of moving up to Lightweight, dream match with Khabib Nurmagomedov and more
Ortega became the first ever fighter to stop Edgar.
Here's a look at what's at stake on the UFC 222 main card.
Cris Cyborg (19-1) has been flawless since losing her first mma fight by kneebar.
Oof. Rousey, for her part, has not sounded as if she will be baited by either words or money into a fight. I know that speaks to how janky the rankings are in general, but it also pertains to this fight because there is a very real chance that the victor of this one could end up fighting for the title later this year. Meanwhile, Vieira is 4-0 in the UFC in just 16 months, which include victories over two top-10 opponents.
Basically, this could very well be a title eliminator, which means you should be paying attention. We got "T-City" and Bruce Buffer on the TMZ Sports TV show earlier this week. and Buff told us Ortega's so game, he'd literally kick anyone's ass at a moment's notice.
"He looks good, he's walking good and, I don't know, we gotta see what his doctor said and when he's cleared, we'll make that fight immediately".
In addition, there's no doubt that the UFC will add some more all-star fights to the UFC 226 line-up.
Dana White spoke with MMAjunkie and said of Holloway, "I just saw him". I am fighting a guy who has been a world champion before, a guy who has fought legends, and the guy who was going to fight for the featherweight world championship title.
"It felt great. This is something that I've always envisioned".
Edgar is now 3-2 in his last five bouts in UFC. She also has not said whether she is retired from MMA or judo, the sport in which she won an Olympic bronze medal in 2008.
Like the heavyweight clash, this one should be electric, even if there aren't meaningful divisional stakes on the line.
Edgar was the lightweight champion from 2010-12 and had fought twice for the featherweight title. Ortega defeated Edgar with a 1st round knockout.
McGregor had volunteered to step in and fight Edgar after Max Holloway's injury sent the UFC looking for a replacement fight for the main event, but the company opted to go with Ortega because there wasn't enough time to properly promote and sell a McGregor fight.
There are a couple things at stake in this one, so let's break 'em down one by one. That's the simplest piece in all this. "You'd think when he goes in and fights Frankie Edgar you'd bet anything he's going to sub him if he's going to win".
Kunitskaya collected her check and will be heading back to 135.
- There are also some business matters to consider here, because this event largely rests on Cyborg's shoulders. He's fought a lot of battles, a lot of wars.
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