LAS VEGAS – UFC 226 takes place on Saturday July 7, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is out from his title fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 226. Max has been hospitalized with concussion-like symptoms. Its uncertain if the UFC will try to find a replacement for Ortega. We don’t know if the fight will be rescheduled at a later date. Stay tuned as we will have more in the coming days.
His management team stated the following to MMAJunkie:
Max’s team and UFC staff noticed Max was not normal since late last week. This became obvious to many watching his interviews and public appearances the past few days.
He was showing concussion like symptoms before he even started his weight cut and was rushed to the ER on Monday where they admitted him over night. Initial scans seemed okay and he was released Tuesday afternoon but symptoms still continued.
Max fought with his team to continue with the fight. He showed some improvement over the next day but was still showing obvious symptoms. After open workouts he crashed and was very hard to wake up, when he did he had flashing vision and slurred speech.
He is now back in the ER for further tests.
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