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Morning Report: The Korean Zombie takes aim at Brian Ortega following alleged incident at UFC 248: ‘You are such a coward’

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On Saturday night at UFC 248, the fighting was not just restricted to the cage. According to UFC President Dana White, during the event, featherweight contenders Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung, AKA The Korean Zombie, got into an altercation in the crowd. After White’s comments, reports came out that the altercation actually was not between Ortega and Jung, but between Ortega and Jung’s friend and translator, Jay Park. And now The Korean Zombie has backed that up.

Allegedly, the situation that arose stemmed from comments Park translated for Jung, the gist of which was that Ortega had ducked a fight with Korean Zombie. According to reports, when Korean Zombie went to the bathroom, Ortega confronted and slapped Jay Park. In a post made to Instagram yesterday, Jung essentially confirmed that sequence of events, took shots at Ortega, and called for the two to fight.

“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. If you fucking 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.”

Ortega and Jung were supposed to face each other in the main event of UFC Busan last December but Ortega was forced out of the fight with an ACL injury. Jung later went on to suggest that he was no longer interested in a fight with Ortega because Ortega had “ducked him” once already. This obviously rubbed Ortega the wrong way as the former title challenger threatened “slap the sh*t out of you when I see you” according to a report from South China Morning Post.

Why Ortega felt it imperative to slap someone for translating something remains a mystery but he apparently did follow through on his warning and there may be some ramifications as a result. Though on fight night Dana White suggested that no legal action was expected to take place, according to a report from MMAJunkie, a police report was filed following the incident.

“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,” Jung’s manager Jason House told Junkie. “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.”

All things considered, it seems virtually certain that the next fight for both men will be each other.


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This is one of those times where the less you talk, the better. Tough to act like a badass after that fight.

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“Skinny face”. Wow. Such a deep burn.

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Seems we have a fight.

Here we go.

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Curtis Blaydes (13-2, 1 NC) vs. Alexander Volkov (31-7); UFC Saskatoon, June 20.


Even with the main event being a letdown, UFC 248 is the frontrunner for best event of the year. The card was great and the co-main was one of the best fights ever. Hope y’all enjoyed it as much as I did.

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.



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