Ortega vs Volkanovski was one of the best fight of the year

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by lobk, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    Volkanovski made me a fan tonight. Was always a huge fan of Ortega and couldn't believe Ortega continue after rnd 3 and finish the fight and actually coming on strong in rnd 5.
     
  2. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    time Volk gets the respect he deserved years ago. His post fight press conference was funny as. it's on Youtube
     
  3. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This was a bad ass fight and both guys showed a lot of heart! Great fight, great fighters!
     
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  4. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    Rd 3 was absolutely incredible. It looked like Ortega had him in that mounted guillotine. What a round.

    Amazing performance from the champ. Insane cardio/gastank.
     
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  5. 3rdegree

    3rdegree Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Based on Dr. Sutterer's opinion, the excitement this fight produced may have come at an extremely high cost to Ortega. He suffered extensive injuries. Allowing Ortega to continue despite answering the doctor's and referees' questions incorrectly, seems like a dangerous decision in hindsight.
     
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  6. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ortega should move up, IMHO.

    That or face Calvin next.
     
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  7. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    Completely agree. He needed a KO to win after rnd3. They should have definitely pulled him after 4th rnd. He suffered a brutal beating that probably took years of his career.
     
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  8. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Should of been an instant TKO to Volk, Rules are a fighter must make way to his own stool when the bell goes with no assistance from a team or the officials he laid there and quit. Brian had to be lifted off the canvas then given an extra minute to recover .

    Congrats to him for carrying on but they put his life in danger hoping he could win because he received a bigger pop at weigh ins and walk in.
    UFC circus in action again. Dana was missing again in the press conference when a so called boring fighter holds the title.
    If it was McFloper that escaped them subs and rained down punches to just about stop someone, Dana would of held press conferences back to back for the next month praising him.
     
  9. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Great fight. Surprised they let it go on after the 3rd. Ortega’s weakness has always been his hands. He always comes out 2nd in exchanges.
     
  10. 3rdegree

    3rdegree Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The champ attends the Raiders game after defending his title.
     
  11. Cross of Iron

    Cross of Iron Active Member Full Member

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    both guys need 6 months off to heal , Ortega might want to take up a non-physical line of work
     
  12. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's a shame as he has vastly improved his Boxing, but he needs to utilise his height and reach more.

    More body kicks, more Jabs and uppercuts.