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Brian Ortega ‘Doing Much Better’ After Loss … Says Coach Rener Gracie

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Great news from Brian Ortega‘s camp … the UFC star is improving by the minute after that bloody loss to Max Holloway this past weekend … TMZ Sports has learned.

Ortega suffered a broken nose and thumb during Saturday night’s fight at UFC 231 in Toronto — and his left eye was swollen shut. The doctor stopped the fight in the 4th round. 

We spoke with Ortega’s coach, Rener Gracie — who’s been coaching Brian since Ortega was 13 years old. The two are super tight and Gracie was working the corner during the Holloway fight. 

Gracie tells us T-City was initially crushed by the loss … and even apologized to his team at the hospital for letting them down.

But, Gracie says the apology was completely unnecessary — telling TMZ Sports he’s proud of the young fighter for the tremendous effort he displayed against “one of the greatest fighters.”

Now, Gracie says Ortega is “doing much better” — he’s healing up and excited to getting back to work … and tells us why the loss will ultimately be a GOOD thing for his career. 

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Matt and Amy Roloff: What Are They Doing Together in This Photo?!?

Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff are back together, folks!

In the literal sense.

That is, the former spouses are posing below in a photograph side-by-side.

We didn’t mean to imply that anything romantic was going on between the Little People, Big World stars are anything like that. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

But the parents of four, who still work together on their farm and who still interact on a very frequent basis in front of TLC cameras, had a common place to be on Saturday, as they both said goodbye to a long-time series crew member.

He didn’t die.

He just won’t be working on the show any longer.

“Our production crew,” Amy wrote as a caption to the image, explaining to followers just who is pictured.

She added in further detail:

“Had to say good bye to Dean (the guy in the middle w/ the hat and glasses). It was kind of sad- he’s been w/ us helping us film since the first season of LPBW. So many memories and good times.

“Im going to miss him not being a part of us. #lpbw #season14 #realityshow #amyssecondactcontinues.”

As you can see in the photo, Zach Roloff and his one-year old son, Jackson, also stopped by the gathering for a little bit.

Like we said, Matt and Amy are not on bad terms by any stretch of any imagination.

Is there some tension because Amy is seriously dating Chris Marek (above) and Matt is seriously dating Caryn Chandler (below)… while the Roloffs themselves continue to share the same land for both work and residential purposes?

Yes, absolutely.

But Amy and Matt were also married for over 26 years prior to splitting up in May of 2016.

They have four kids together.

There’s plenty of respect here and plenty of special feelings between the stars, no matter what some folks in the media try to say or write.

This occasion marks the second time in a couple monthts that Amy and Matt have posed for a picture together.

Previously, they happily and proudly accepted an award after setting a Guiness World Record.

“The Roloff family’s very exciting news to share with you all… We have – along with all of YOU – made history,” Matt wrote as a caption to the image below in June, adding at the time:

“We’ve been awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most family-focused reality television shows in the history of television!!

“We couldn’t have done it without all of you.”

To be specific, Amy and Matt were able to hold up the framed certificate above because Little People, Big World aired its 298th episode in January, which meant it had aired more episodes as a family-focused reality series than any other program in this genre ever had in history.

How cool, right?

And how sort of random… but whatever.

It doesn’t look like any other show of this type is going to threaten that mark any time soon, either.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, for example, had only aired 214 episodes back when the Roloffs were awarded this distinction.

That said, Kim Kardashian and company may film for another 20 years.

But Matt Roloff is moving part-time to Arizona and Amy has spoken here and there about being prepared to leave the farm behind.

Moreover, Audrey and Jeremy Roloff have already announced they will not return next season.

Little People, Big World may be on its final legs.

If that’s the case, though, what a ride it has been!

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