Brian Ortega is the top contender for the UFC Featherweight Title, which is currently held by the injured Max Holloway.
The contender believes a title bout with Holloway could be the biggest featherweight championship encounter since UFC 194.
“I love (Holloway’s) style. People said it and I’m saying it again, I feel like this is one of the biggest fights in the UFC featherweight division since Conor and Aldo,” Ortega said on The MMA Hour. “It’s going to be a great pay-per-view, you’ve got two young guys who are hungry, I feel like we have similar backgrounds. He’s always stayed with his team from the beginning, so did I. He’s got a group of friends, I’ve got my group of friends. He loves surfing, I love surfing.”
UFC 194 was where Conor McGregor blasted Jose Aldo into unconsciousness in mere seconds to win the UFC Featherweight Title.
Ortega also believes the nationalities of himself and the champion could also play a factor in the fans engagement with the potential bout.
“Hawaiian vs. Mexican, we both like to scrap. I love this fight. These are the fights that I look forward to and I’m happy that I’m going to be able to be there for a full 25 minutes this time and fighting for the world title,” says Ortega.
There is currently no date for the potential title encounter, but more should be known as Holloway heals from injury.