Featherweights, Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega have been coaching the recent season of The Ultimate Fighter. The duo has been involved in some verbal altercations already inside the house. Video of yet another such incident has surfaced lately.
‘T-City’ was late to a gathering as Volkanovski and contestants of both teams were left waiting. That infuriated the featherweight champion. “Apologies for Ortega making us all wait for the last 15-20 minutes,” said the Aussie. “You’re on my time,” Ortega responded. “On your time. Huh? Here we go, fake,” the champion replied after getting triggered.
“We’re waiting out there and he’s taking selfies. Twenty minutes late, he’s taking selfies with people at the front.”
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“Volkanovski is mad right now. I think he is mad I was late. I think he needed something to fire him up And now that was it. You’re focusing on me, focus on your team,” Ortega explained.
“I’ve seen him late 40 minutes every day. We’re waiting up there, he is taking selfies,” Volkanovski further added. Ortega’s team’s assistant coach also got involved in the spat. That infuriated former TUF winner Michael Choesa who was also present on the set. “Hey, let the coaches have their fun. Have a little class buddy,” said ‘The Maverick’.
“Let the games begin. I got you pissed off now, now I’m gonna get you worse,” Ortega said with a chuckle looking back on the incident. It’s just another day in TUF house one might guess.
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Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: a rivalry in the making?
‘T-City‘ is set to challenge Volkanovski next for the title. They have been given the coaching roles to further build up the heat for the title fight. It seems like both fighters have been doing just that so far.
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The duo is expected to fight as soon as the season ends. And with the undisputed featherweight title on the line, stakes will be higher than ever when they clash inside the Octagon.
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