UFC featherweight Brian Ortega has now given his side of the story regarding a recent incident involving Chan Sung Jung and Jay Park at UFC 248.
It was reported that during last weekend’s UFC 248 event in Las Vegas, Ortega allegedly slapped Chan Sung Jung’s friend and translator Jay Park across the face with an open palm.
Chan Sung Jung, also known as “The Korean Zombie” said that while he was in the toilet, Ortega approached Park and confronted him, slapping him in the face shortly after. A video has emerged showing Ortega being escorted out of the arena following the incident. Jung released the following statement detailing his side of the incident on his official Instagram account:
Last night, you sat 10 meters away from me and Jay Park. For two hours nothing happened, so I thought everything was fine. But you fucking attacked Jay Park while I went to the bathroom. Jay Park is not a professional fighter but a musician. You slapped a civilian who merely helped translate. Even worse, you were sitting there waiting until I would be absent and attacked Jay Park. It was not a fight like real men would do. 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.” Jung wrote. “If you f*cking 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 fucking face will be bloody. Now, your fucking face stays in my mind and I will fuck you up in the cage. I hope you won’t run away from me again.”
Brian Ortega hadn’t commented on his side of the story until yesterday, in a statement on his social media that has since been deleted. See what the former UFC featherweight challenger said below:
“On May 9, 2018, Jay Park signed Korean Zombie to a management contract under AOMG Entertainment, of which Park is the CEO, and soon after the trash talking began. When I finally made it to Korea for the press conference, KZ approached me with his translator (a real one, not Jay Park) and said, “I want to apologize for the trash talking, it was my management that wants to do it to promote the fight.” I accepted his apology, shook his hand and we had a great press conference. Soon after I tore my knee, and the fight got cancelled. Four weeks ago, KZ and JP, went on Ariel’s show and said I dodged the fight. “Dodging” and “injury” are two separate things, and since I already knew JP was the one writing the script, that’s when I welcomed him to the fight game and warned him to watch his mouth.
On Saturday night, I slapped three people at the same time. I apologize for slapping the “translator,” and I apologize for slapping the “K-pop star,” but I don’t apologize for slapping the “instigator.” Ortega continued.
It was reported yesterday that a police report has been filed and they are now dealing with the incident.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 10th March, 2020.