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Who is Brian Ortega’s Girlfriend/Wife? What Happened Between Him and Tracy Cortez?

Published 02/23/2024, 11:08 AM EST

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Brian Ortega is set to compete against Yair Rodríguez this weekend at UFC Mexico. That being said, he has a life outside of the cage; specifically an eventful love life. In the past, he has been associated with fellow UFC star Tracy Cortez. Their relationship and later their split were highly public. So what is Ortega’s current relationship status? Let’s find out.

Brian Ortega’s girlfriend: Is the UFC star single?

Ortega’s personal life has been disclosed to the public to a great extent. As of now, he is not in a relationship with anyone, but he has two sons with his former long-term partner, Stephanie Roberts, to whom he was married. For almost three years, he was in a relationship with UFC fighter, Tracy Cortez, who has an impressive record of 11 wins and only one defeat.

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As per reports, the UFC couple made their relationship official back in 2020 and their engagement the following year. Thereafter, they were seen supporting each other at their fights, training together, and were a fan-favorite couple. However, their relationship went downhill in 2023 and they ultimately broke up. They also deleted each other’s pictures from their social media accounts.

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This leads to a series of questions. What led them to break up? Additionally, what was the aftermath of their break-up?

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What did ‘T-City’ say after breaking up with Tracy Cortez?

Their break-up was far from peaceful and was very hostile. The reasons behind their break-up are not disclosed to the public. However, it was certainly quite ugly. Right after the word spread about their separation, Ortega made a bold post on X. In the post, he teased that he had broken up with her and was glad.

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He said, “Everyone out here talking bout I fumbled. Y’all must not know the rules of the game. When you drop the ball on accident that’s a fumble, but when you throw it away on purpose. That’s called a complete pass. Top G sh*t!

Meanwhile, Cortez did not bluntly diss her ex-boyfriend but did share that the break-up was necessary for her as it made her realize the importance of having a personal life. In an interview, she said, “It’s one of those things where I notice where if there is a photo of me, it might go viral. Why? I don’t know, but just like a simple selfie, it went viral.”

Post that, Cortez once again made it to the MMA headlines after posting a selfie with Paulo Costa. While the photo was innocuous, fans came to the conclusion that there was a romantic relationship between the two. She clarified that she was training in Brazil with Costa and his team. And that’s when the photo was clicked.

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The breakup between Cortez and Ortega is quite infamous in the MMA sphere. But as UFC Mexico approaches, Ortega is solely focused on one person, and that is Yair Rodriguez. Do you think ‘T-City’ can get his hand raised against ‘El Pantera’? Comment your thoughts below.

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Harddit Bedi

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Harddit Bedi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. With over 2 years of writing experience, Harddit started his ES journey covering boxing and then moved to MMA. For that same reason, he is a top choice for cross-sports coverage.
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Yeswanth Praveen