Brian Ortega Got In Trouble With Korean Zombie!

Brian Ortega caused quite a stir at UFC 248 when he got into a feud with the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung. Catch the full story right below!

Brian Ortega and Jay Park

Brian Ortega Got In Trouble With Korean Zombie! 

At the UFC 248, aside from the fights in the cage, there was also some chaos happening outside of the ring between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung. If you remember, Ortega was supposed to meet the Korean Zombie in the cage last year in Seoul. However, he had to pull out because of an injury. Jung went on and fought his replacement, Frankie Edgar. It was a quick clash, with Zombie demolishing his rival with a first-round butchery.

On the other hand, that was Ortega’s first match since his loss to Max Holloway. At the UFC 248, he was seen leaving his seat and approaching Zombie’s friend Jay Park and slapped him. Park, who is a famous rapper, was there acting as Zombie’s translator on the night. At that time, the Korean Zombie was in the bathroom, so this action came off as a pathetic move from Ortega’s side. After that, he was escorted out of the Arena by the security. 

As a result, Zombie promised to make him pay for his action. After the event, Jung has posted a message on his Instagram for T-City, threatening for revenge. “What you have done is same as a grown-up to beat a child. You should have attacked me. If so, I would have not been upset. You are such a coward for slapping a musician, not a fighter. If you f**king planned this to fight me and to use my name because people don’t remember your name anymore, then I congratulate you, it worked. I will fight you and I will knock you out and your f**king face will be bloody. Now, your f**king face stays in my mind and I will f**k you up in the cage. I hope you won’t run away from me again.”

A weird situation

Jay Park talked about the incident when he appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. In details, while he doesn’t plan to sue Ortega, it was such a surreal situation. “For me, to be honest, I don’t feel like I did anything wrong; I just translated. I never put words in Zombie’s mouth; I’ve never put up a [social media] caption for him; I never told him to trash-talk. I have a lot of respect for fighters. They put everything on the line—they train hard, they fight for their family. “I don’t want to take this dude’s money, I don’t want him to go to jail or anything like that. I don’t wish anything bad about him. It was just really weird. I don’t know what other ways to put it. I don’t know what he was thinking. He needs to get his act together. Real talk.”