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Brian Ortega Doubles Down on Decision to Wait for a Healthy Max Holloway

At UFC 226, an intriguing title fight was scheduled to take place in the featherweight division between the champion Max Holloway and his challenger, Brian Ortega.
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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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Max Holloway Doesn’t Know What Went Wrong, But He’s Getting Better

UFC 226 was supposed to see featherweight champ Max Holloway defend his belt against challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was a medical disaster in the days leading up to the fight, so the bout was called off.

What happened? According to the champ, doctors still haven’t been able to pin that down. But! He’s getting better.

That’s something, I guess.

Here’s ESPN:

“I’ve seen multiple doctors and experts, but they haven’t been able to give any answers about what happened,” Holloway said. “But I’m OK. I’m going to fight again. That’s all we know.”

Holloway is still unsure exactly what caused his health to deteriorate the week of UFC 226. He said he never suffered an actual concussion in training. The Hawaii native said he said he was “conned” into going to the emergency room on Monday before the bout after being told he was going to do media obligations. He was released Tuesday afternoon but the symptoms continued and was deemed unfit to compete.

The UFC’s medical staff placed him on a 30-day suspension. He recently saw a specialist in Las Vegas who had good news.

“All of the tests were great,” Holloway says. “When you hear those kind of things, it’s great but yet scary. You want to know what’s wrong. It’s crazy we just don’t have the answers. I’m just glad I’m healthy and OK.”

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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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Team Holloway Denies Stroke Reports Leading Up To UFC 226

Team Holloway isn’t happy with the varied medical reports floating around on the featherweight’s health.

Something is wrong with Max Holloway. That’s clear following his last minute removal from last month’s UFC 226 title fight with Brian “T-City” Ortega. But what exactly? Was it a concussion? The result of water loading? A stroke?

We still have no idea, but at the very least Holloway’s manager Brian Butler is ruling out a stroke. This according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto:

So who are these ‘media manipulators’ spreading rumors of Max having a stroke? Who knows for sure where that story took root, but we do know one person who spread it about: Brendan Schaub, who discussed it on his Below The Belt program on Showtime.

”I heard when he was cutting weight, I heard it got really scary,” Schaub said. “I heard it got so scary where a doctor was like, you know, this could be a sign of a small f**kin’ … not a heart attack, but stroke.”

Now before you go and bag Schaub too hard, make sure he doesn’t have any dirt on you and keep in mind that Dana White also felt perfectly comfortable pointing the finger at water loading. So there’s more than one goof out there jumping to conclusions about what might be Holloway’s problem.

For the more responsible amongst us, the best bet is to wait and see what the official word is from Holloway’s camp.

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