As far as Brian Ortega was concerned, if Max Holloway couldn’t compete at UFC 226 and defend his featherweight title, there was no point in him taking another fight.

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Ortega came under fire for his decision, but ultimately, “T-City” believes he did the right thing.

“I’m a businessman, a company man, but I’m no yes man. Watching the fights (Saturday) knowing I could have been performing for all of you truly took a toll on me,” Ortega posted on Instagram. “I stand by my decision. Thank you to all of you who showed up to support and respected my decision.

“For those of you who don’t agree with me I completely understand and promise to give you guys the show of your life when I fight for the title.”

Officials are expected to try and reschedule Holloway vs. Ortega as soon as “Blessed” is cleared to return.