VIDEO: Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega Get Involved in Verbal Spat at TUF House

Published 06/25/2021, 11:15 AM EDT


Featherweights, Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega have been coaching the recent season of The Ultimate Fighter. The duo has been involved in some verbal altercations already inside the house. Video of yet another such incident has surfaced recently.

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‘T-City’ was late to a gathering as Volkanovski and contestants of both teams were left waiting. That infuriated the featherweight champion.

Apologies for Ortega making us all wait for the last 15-20 minutes,” said the Aussie. “You’re on my time,” Ortega responded. “On your time. Huh? Here we go, fake,” the champion replied after getting triggered.

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Volkanovski is mad right now. I think he is mad I was late. I think he needed something to fire him up And now that was it. You’re focusing on me, focus on your team,” Ortega explained.

“I’ve seen him late 40 minutes every day. We’re waiting up there, he is taking selfies,” Volkanovski further added. Ortega’s team’s assistant coach also got involved in the spat.

That infuriated former TUF winner Michael Chiesa who was also present on the set. “Hey, let the coaches have their fun. Have a little class buddy,” said ‘The Maverick’.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Let the games begin. I got you pissed off now, now I’m gonna get you worse,” Ortega said with a chuckle looking back on the incident. It’s just another day in TUF house one might guess.

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Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega: A rivalry in the making?

T-City‘ is set to challenge Volkanovski for the title. They have been given the coaching roles to further build up the heat for the title fight. It seems like both fighters have been doing just that so far.

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The duo is expected to fight as soon as the season ends. And with the undisputed featherweight title on the line, stakes will be higher than ever when they clash inside the Octagon.

What did you make of the clash between Volkanovski and Ortega? Let us know.

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