Brian Ortega stunned the MMA environment when he returned just after approximately two a long time to entirely dominate “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC Battle Island 6, taking their struggle 50-45 on all three judges’ scorecards. But right before that astounding general performance, he stunned us with his seemingly crazy determination to slice off his flowing locks of beautiful hair just right before hitting the scales to weigh in.
Some speculated that it was a determined try to virtually shave off that last fifty percent pound of bodyweight just after a really hard lower. And who appreciates, probably it was, partly. But to listen to “T-City” explain it just after his huge win, it was also about showing some comprehending and solidarity with cancer clients. Here’s Ortega explaining how the buzz reduce came about.
“So we had been chopping body weight… I’ve been wanting to slash my hair for a though, not absolutely bald, but trim it a very little bit,” Ortega reported in the course of the put up-fight push conference. “Go back to the slick back Bryan, or one thing. I comprehend now why some of these girls reduce their hair off. Just after every operate I bought to re-bundle it up and put it this and that, and showering, it’s just a freaking hassle.”
“I do pass up my appears to be like with it I’m not gonna lie. But I was reducing bodyweight and I was like, ‘Bro, I sense like s**t’ … and there is some men and women who are likely via some matters proper now. I frequented numerous children’s hospitals, fulfilled plenty of youngsters who were ill with cancer. The tales you would see normally trapped with me. Going for walks in these rooms playing difficult, building them smile, and strolling out and crying your freaking tears out since you know these tales.”
“And I was struggling through the pounds reduce. I haven’t had a pounds slash in more than two several years. When I was suffering, I was like guy, I have to deal with this for a little bit. Some men and women never have this alternative, they have to deal with it each individual working day. And I was talking about it when I was in the tub cutting weight. ‘Man, I really don’t know how some individuals lose excess weight constantly and go by all these therapies.’”
“And probably it was in my emotions, I get emotional when I reduce bodyweight. But I was like ‘Yo male, go get me the clippers appropriate now.’ They have been like, what? I explained ‘Go get me the freaking clippers.’ I was about to combat my homie. I just went straight for it, I assume he filmed it. I was like ‘We’re gonna donate this. It is carried out.’”
But really don’t get also made use of to this new bald Brian Ortega.
“I’m rising my hair again,” he stated with a snicker. “My hair is expanding back again. I just cannot stay bald, brother!”