Frankie Edgar issues statement on tough UFC 222 loss to Brian Ortega

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Brian Ortega, right, connects with a jab against Frankie Edgar.

The reaction to Frankie Edgar's stunning KO loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 222 last night is evidence of the huge respect the world of MMA has for him.

As you surely know, Edgar was supposed to fight Holloway last night, but a few weeks ago, the featherweight champ had to pull out due to an injury.

With that, it would seem as though it will be Ortega who steps up to face the champ Max Holloway.

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Dana White spoke with MMAjunkie and said of Holloway, "I just saw him". "He came on "The Ultimate Fighter" as one of the coaches, and he looks good".

"Yeah, sure", Ortega said at the post-fight press conference when asked if he would like to fight Holloway at UFC 226. He's walking good. We've got to see what his doctor says.

While he does believe that he is next for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, Ortega takes a very cerebral approach to the situation.

Ortega put the ex-lightweight champion to sleep after tagging him with an powerful uppercut in the first round of the UFC 222 co-main event Saturday, Mar.3 (Sunday, Mar.4, Manila Time), at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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