UFC Unfiltered UF185: Dana White Talks UFC 223 and Brian Ortega Joins In-Studio



UFC President Dana White joins the show and discusses UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Tony Ferguson’s injury, Conor McGregor’s status, Floyd Mayweather’s potential future in the Octagon, DJ vs. TJ, The Diaz Brothers, Brock Lesnar, Mario Yamasaki, a UFC event in Russia, and much more. Plus, #1 UFC Featherweight Brian Ortega, and Ed Soares and James Luhrsen, join Jim and Matt in-studio to talk about Brian’s title shot against Max Holloway, offering to step in to fight Khabib, becoming the first guy to finish Frankie Edgar, drowning while surfing, and more. And, to wrap up, the guys make their picks for UFC 223.


UFC featherweight Brian Ortega offered to fill in against Khabib Nurmagomedov when Tony Ferguson withdrew due to injury. In this interview from my radio show, Ortega explains why he accepted the lightweight championship bout and explained how his jiu-jitsu is the very sort of skill that could stop Khabib Nurmagomedov.



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BELOW THE BELT host Brendan Schaub breaks down his top pound-for-pound lists and recaps marquee fights in combat sports. The SHOWTIME Sports digital talk show returns on March 28. Full episodes are available on YouTube and Facebook only.



BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.


Brendan sits down with Brian Ortega and Rener Gracie to talk about Brian’s win against Frankie Edgar, upcoming fight with Max Holloway at UFC 226, and why Brian wouldn’t have taken the fight if he was Edgar.



BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.


Brian Ortega and Rener Gracie join Brendan in-studio to discuss Brian’s big win against Frankie Edgar, turning chaos into art, upcoming fight with Max Holloway at UFC 226, why Brian wouldn’t have taken the fight if he was Edgar, media obligations and more. Brendan also recaps UFC 222, breaks down Wilder vs Ortiz, talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news, answers fan questions and much more.



BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.