Brian Ortega Reveals Bizarre Technique To Keep His Adrenaline In Check While Working Out

UFC 303 Embedded episode 1 just dropped and fight fans couldn’t help but notice the two-time featherweight title contender’s interesting new technique in training. Brian Ortega has been seen taping his mouth during training and exercise, something he believes helps him keep the adrenaline in check.

“Putting tape over my mouth, that way I don’t get too excited. The tape over the mouth keeps me soft.” Ortega said.

He meets Diego Lopes in the co-main event of UFC 303, which goes down inside T-Mobile Arena this weekend in Las Vegas. The match was realized as a short-notice replacement after the withdrawal of Conor McGregor from the PPV headliner, forcing Dana White and co. give a complete makeover to the card.

Recently, Brian Ortega revealed that he plans to move up a weight class to compete in the lightweight division at UFC 306, scheduled for the Sphere.

Brian Ortega reveals the exact moment he was asked to fight Diego Lopes at UFC 303

Speaking in the Embedded episode, Ortega revealed that he was in Texas

“Long story short, I was in Texas. Wandering around the Hotel, met Hunter and Dana.” He said. “The next day I get a phone call saying do you want to fight. Now we are here.”

Speaking of his opponent, who had a great outing in his last fight at UFC 303, Diego Lopes’ popularity has only grown in recent times. “The fight was very sudden, it was not planned. They asked me, “could you help us?” and we came here quickly.” Lopes revealed.

Stylistically, it’s an exciting match between two fearless strikers and BJJ wizards who are able to show their brilliance wherever the fight goes. It’s a treat for the fight fans, and a big leap for Diego Lopes, who will compete in the co-main event of UFC 303 in just his fifth fight under the UFC banner.

As for Brian Ortega, he has already decided to move to the lightweight division regardless of the outcome of this fight.

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