ABU DHABI – There’s no will need to panic. Brian Ortega’s hair will make a return.
The UFC featherweight contender promised to expand back his mane now that his bout with Chan Sung Jung is in the rearview mirror. Ortega (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) dominated “The Korean Zombie” in a unanimous conclusion in the UFC on ESPN+ 38 main function Saturday at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Ortega outpointed Jung 50-45 on all 3 judges’ scorecards.
But the amazing win and the new applications to his sport weren’t the only things that designed headlines for Ortega. The 29-12 months-outdated competitor stunned the on-line MMA group when he shaved off his lengthy hair. Now victorious, Ortega promised the hair will have its comeback.
“I’m developing my hair back. My hair is developing back again,” Ortega explained at the UFC on ESPN+ 38 article-battle information conference. “I just can’t remain bald, brother.”
Whilst it was a massive loss for the MMA earth, it was all finished for a great trigger. Ortega donated his hair to the Locks of Love charity for children undergoing chemotherapy.
“We’re reducing pounds and I have been waiting around to lower my hair for a when – not fully bald, but at least trim a small little bit and go again to the slick-back Brian or something,” Ortega reported. “I now realize why some of these women slash their hair off, male. Soon after each individual round, I have to re-bundle it and place it up and this and that, and showering, and that and – it is just a frickin’ problem.
“I do miss out on my looks with it, I’m not going to lie. My appears, I skip them. But I was slicing body weight and I was like, ‘Bro, I really feel like (expletive) and there’s some people that are going by some things proper now.’ I’ve visited a great number of children hospitals and satisfied a ton of children who are ill with cancer ideal now. The tales that I saw will often continue to be with me. Strolling in rooms actively playing challenging, creating them smile, and then going for walks out and crying your tears out simply because you know these tales.
“I was suffering throughout the bodyweight slice and I haven’t experienced a fat slice in two a long time. So whilst I was struggling, I was like, ‘Man, I have to offer with this for a minor bit. Some individuals really do not have that option. They have to offer with it each and every day.’ I was speaking about it when reducing bodyweight and I was like, ‘Man, I don’t know how folks drop weight and go as a result of all these therapies.’ Possibly I was in my emotions and I bought psychological though slicing pounds, but I was like, ‘Go get me the clippers appropriate now. Get me the frickin’ clippers appropriate now.’ And they have been like, ‘No, rest, Brian. Rest.’ I had to fight my homies. I was like, ‘Get me the (expletive) clippers suitable now,’ and I just went for it. Just went straight for it. And I was like, ‘We’re going to donate this. That’s it. It is accomplished.’”