Ortega, who agreed with the doctor’s stoppage in the Instagram post, says he broke his thumb and his nose against Holloway in a statement released Sunday night. Check it out below.
Ortega’s coach Rener Gracie also posted to Instagram on Sunday, saying his star fighter had nothing to be sorry about when it came to his UFC 231 performance.
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When we arrived at the hospital, the first thing you said was “I’m sorry.” My brother, you have nothing to be sorry about. You came from nothing and you competed on the highest level against one of the best p4p fighter’s in the world. For four rounds, you took his best shots, but you never went down and you never stopped firing back. The heart you displayed last night could never be taught, and I’ve never been so proud to be your coach, your friend and your fan. You didn’t fail, Max prevailed. And if it was ever possible to win in defeat, you did it last night. I love you bro.