Brian Ortega Issues Lengthier Apology To Jay Park & Chan Sung Jung, Korean Zombie Responds


Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung have been involved in a personal feud since UFC 248, which is where Ortega slapped Jay Park, who is the translator for Jung.

Ortega, who has already issued one apology for his actions, has issued a lengthier one through Instagram:

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My pride is my enemy, and over the last couple days I’ve been battling it. I hope you understand that I’m human and I’m flawed, in more ways than one. In the beginning, I justified my actions based on the series of events that led up to Saturday, but I now realize that what I did was wrong overall. My parents taught me dignity and respect, and I didn’t show that. My coaches have always taught me that martial arts are to empower the weak against the strong. On Saturday, that didn’t happen. _ When I make a mistake, I own the consequences. But in this case the negativity that I’ve caused has spilled over to the people closest to me, and that’s how I know that what I did was truly wrong. I’m sorry to you guys and my family. _ I apologize to @JParkitrighthere for my actions and the shit storm that followed, you deserve to enjoy MMA from outside the octagon just like any other fan. I apologize to @KoreanZombieMMA for dragging your friend into an equation that should start and end with the fighters.

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Jung would respond and also apologize for his actions via Instagram, while also issuing a challenge to Ortega:



Everybody makes mistakes, including me. However, you were able to own up to your mistakes and apologize. There were times where I was given the opportunity to make up for my mistake and I didn’t. I appreciate your apology. It shows that what happened last Saturday was not just “a show“ to promote our fight. This helps me a lot because some people thought I was promoting the fight and laughed at me, which stressed me out. So I really needed your apology. Your apology helped me out a lot. I too, apologize for trash talking. I thought my fans were enjoying it but what happened taught me to be more careful. Also, I realized this was not the person that I really am. We have only one more thing left between us and that is the fight. I will fight you and I will beat you, I really will. Please wait until my eyes get better. I promise it won’t take long. I’ll see you in the octagon. @briantcity

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There is no word yet as to whether or not the UFC will book Ortega against Jung, as the two were scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night Busan until Ortega pulled out of the bout due to injury.

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