Former title challenger Brian Ortega allegedly slapped Korean rapper Jay Park at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jay Park was present for UFC 248 card alongside his friend The Korean Zombie.
The entire reason behind this altercation was because of the translation Jay Park did for Korean Zombie last month. Jay Park was the translator for Korean Zombie when the UFC featherweight appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
At the show, Park claimed that TKZ doesn’t want to fight Ortega because he had already ducked him one time before.
“So he said, it doesn’t matter, [Max] Holloway, [Alex] Volkanovski, or [Brian] Ortega, but Ortega already ducked him one time. So he doesn’t need to fight a fighter that’s ducking him already.” Park translated for Korean Zombie.
Korean Zombie wants to KO Brian Ortega
Now following the physical altercation, Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung has issued a bone-chilling message to Brian Ortega.
“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.” The Korean Zombie 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.” Sung wrote on Instagram.
A Police report has also been filed following the incident. Jason House, manager of Korean Zombie said in a statement to MMA Junkie.
“Both teams were contacted prior to last night’s event and were asked by the UFC to be respectful and to not have any confrontations,” House wrote. “Our team respected the UFC’s request and maintained our professionalism throughout the night. Police reports were filed immediately after the incident occurred and now it’s a matter for law enforcement officials to handle. Korean Zombie has always been a class act and will continue to be. Our objective remains the same; to put ourselves in the best position both inside and outside the cage to become the featherweight champion this year.”