Brian Ortega Wants To Return Against The Korean Zombie

Brian Ortega hasn’t competed since a fourth round TKO loss to UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway at UFC 231

The fighter was expected to return against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night Mexico City, but some outside the Octagon issues would prevent that bout from happening.

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“In my head it was great. “Korean [Zombie]” was talking smack, I felt good, I was already back to training, I was like cool. I had my boys in Mexico City set up, training facilities over there,” Ortega said to MMA Fighting. “I had a whole layout and then some unfortunate events in management and team and everything happened. Now we had to fix everything and now we’re back.”

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Ortega would still like a bout against Jung and he would like it to be a main event encounter.

“I want to fight. I want to give the fans a main event fight somewhere,” Ortega said. “Korean Zombie” sounds good, especially after the fact that he’s talking s—t, which is not like him, so I’m guessing there’s something behind that. If he can keep talking and the fans want to see it and we can make that a main event somewhere, we should.”

There has been no comment from Jung at this time as to whether or not he is still interested in a bout against Ortega.

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