UFC featherweight Brian Ortega by no means forgot his roots, and he confirmed that when he stunned his father with a brand-new Jeep Gladiator. Ortega, who holds each Mexican and American citizenship, was born in Los Angeles to Mexican mother and father who migrated to the US from the Mexican state of Sonora.
“I gave him this as a result of I crashed his truck once I was younger. I informed him I used to be going to pay him again. And I did. I am a person of my phrase,” stated Ortega.
Posting the response video on his YouTube channel, Ortega (15-1-1) revealed that he had crashed his father’s outdated truck when he was 17 years outdated and had a want to undo his mistake ever since. Brian concocted an in depth plan and took the mission very critically. He enlisted the assistance of family and friends members and even a Mariachi band.
“I purchased my dad a brand new truck! 12 years in the past, I totaled my dad’s truck, and my dream was to purchase him a brand new one. This man deserves this and a lot extra. I like you, dad! Thanks to your entire workforce that assist make this potential,” Ortega wrote about gifting his father a brand new truck.
It’s not the primary time that Ortega had a humorous second with a Mariachi group. Following his win over ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung, a Mariachi celebration obtained Ortega again at his resort in Abu Dhabi.
Brian Ortega accomplished his redemption together with his win over ‘The Korean Zombie’
Brian Ortega was as soon as a UFC sensation. Taking his time between fights, he rocketed via the UFC featherweight ranks after six consecutive wins. Ortega admits he thought he was unbeatable. However life would chasten his angle.
First, with a categorical defeat in his title shot to then-champion Max Holloway at UFC 231. Later, with a dire ACL damage earlier than his highly-anticipated battle towards Chan Sung Jung in December 2019. Within the meantime, Ortega additionally modified his coaching workforce.
“Individuals assume, ‘Oh, he misplaced one time and now he discovered a brand new workforce,’ however there have been points occurring earlier than with the workforce that I’ll by no means converse on as a result of I am not a snitch, that is not my fashion. There have been relationships that lastly needed to break and go away to ensure that me to evolve into the following model of myself, which is in the end what I used to be wanting,” Ortega informed UFC reporter Spencer Kyte. “I paid a heartbreak worth as a result of I misplaced those who I used to be near for ten years.”
Ortega returned to the octagon this 12 months to face ‘The Korean Zombie’ after greater than a 12 months with out a battle – and he delivered. Converging his earlier misfortunes into his will to be again on the prime, Ortega displayed a convincing efficiency towards a high-ranked opponent.
Printed 03 Dec 2020, 05:42 IST