Diego Lopes denies resentment after 'chaos' at UFC 303 and asks to face Brian Ortega at 'Esfera'

After a last-minute cancellation last Saturday (29), Diego Lopes wants to reschedule a fight with his rival at UFC 306

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Diego lopes in victory in UFC 303 (Photo: Instagram/UFC)

All the chaos of weight cuts, changes of category and even of opponents did not generate in Diego lopes no kind of resentment towards Brian ortega, who was originally going to be his opponent in UFC 303, last Saturday (29), but had to leave the fight hours in advance, giving way to Dan Ige.

In a press conference held after the victory over the Hawaiian, Diego lopes assured that he does not feel anything bad about Brian ortega and stated that he still hopes to be able to face the North American, preferably at UFC 306, an event that takes place at 'Esfera', in Las Vegas, on September 14th.


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“All due respect to Brian. We had information from the field that he did in fact try to make weight. I understand that he didn't make it for this fight. I hope he is in good health and I have no resentment towards him. If the UFC can reschedule the fight against Brian ortega, I would be very happy. If they can reschedule for 'Esfera', I would be even happier. I’m happy and put me in the top 5”, said the Brazilian.

Although I carry no resentments, Diego lopes has the hope that all the 'trouble' faced in the UFC 303 bring him the respect he deserves in the organization.


“I think after everything that has happened to me in the last 48 hours, people need to put respect on my name. I think I'm ready to face anyone in the top 5. My life has been like that, about windows of opportunities. It happened. See how my UFC debut went. It happened two days into the trip and five days in advance,” he concluded.

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