Emotional moment between Brian Ortega and his UFC 231 opponent, Max Holloway — when Ortega told Max he’s been praying for him ever since the Hawaiian’s health scare back in July.
Brian and Max are set to fight each other on Saturday — it’ll be Max’s first time in the Octagon since he backed out of UFC 226 with “concussion-like symptoms” just days before the fight.
Holloway says he never got a clear answer about his health — so he’s launched a “private medical investigation” to find out what happened to him.
Still, he’s been cleared to fight Ortega — and at the pre-fight press conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Brian got very serious when asked about Max’s health.
“At the end of the day, I really do care about your health and how you are and how you’re doing,” Ortega told Holloway.
“I know you’ve got a son. I mean, bullsh*t aside, I know we’re fighting and all that sh*t, but I do hope you’re alright.”
Ortega continued … “I pray for you. Swear to god.”
The crowd cheered and Holloway appeared to thank Ortega for the kind words.
See, it doesn’t ALWAYS have to be nasty …