Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega took perilous path to UFC 222 chance

LAS VEGAS --- A thousand paths could have taken Brian Ortega away from the octagon. Gangs and drugs loomed over his adolescence in suburban Los Angeles, and a chaotic home life pushed him into the streets. Instead, Ortega ended up in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym and discovered the discipline and self-worth he had lacked. He surfed at a popular spot in Redondo Beach where another fighting coach spotted him and educated him on mixed martial arts. And while his friends struggled, Ortega surrounded himself with a surrogate family that allowed him to thrive --- and to build a fighting career on the verge of a breakthrough. "A lot of my friends, they're out of prison (now)," the 27...Keep on reading: Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega took perilous path to UFC 222 chance

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