Brian Ortega is now stuck in Mexico after coming up against some difficulty with the local police force. Ortega is one of the brightest stars in the UFC without a title at the moment as one of the top contenders in the Featherweight division. Ortega has actually challenged for the UFC Featherweight title on two separate occasions against two of the best fighters that the division has ever seen. Prior to his first opportunity, Ortega was undefeated in a total of fifteen professional MMA fights and had used the elite Jiu-Jitsu he developed under Rener Gracie to fantastic effect in the octagon.
His first opportunity came all the way back in 2018 against Max Holloway where he was stopped in the fourth round after one of the most exciting fights in the history of the Featherweight division. He took a little time away from the sport to recover and develop his skills before returning with a fight against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung. This was a sign that Ortega was back in fine form as he managed to win a convincing unanimous decision against one of the best talents to ever emerge from Asia.
That is what earned Ortega his second title-shot against Alexander Volkanovski where he gave the reigning champion everything he had and almost submitted him on more than one occasion before losing the decision. Due to how close the fight was and how few other challengers are standing out in the Featherweight division, it looks as though he will soon get another attempt to dethrone Volkanovski and Ortega will no doubt look even better than the last time.
Brian Ortega shared the news of his run-in with the police in Mexico in a post to his official Instagram account where he made the following accusation:
“B*tch ass corrupt cops wanted my money I told them fuck you so they took my license so I won’t be able to get back home.”
Brian Ortega told these corrupt cops in Mexico that wanted his money to fuck off, they took his license so now he won't be able to leave. I hope the @ufc can help him out somehow. pic.twitter.com/cfxFGPKeJi
— Anthony Romero (@ARomeroXVII) March 16, 2022