Police Report Filed Against Brian Ortega For Slapping Jay Park, Korean Zombie Issues Warning

UFC 248 was an action packed MMA card, but an unadvertised physical altercation took place in the crowd between UFC fighter Brian Ortega and musician Jay Park, who serves as a translator for Chan Sung Jung.

Ortega, in response to an appearance both Jung and Park made on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, would approach Park before the co-main event of UFC 248 and allegedly slap him in the face while Jung was in the bathroom.

Jason House, who is the manager of Jung, issued a statement to MMA Junkie saying that a police report has been filed against Ortega:

“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. 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.”

Jung would also issue Ortega a warning through Instagram:


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.

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The two competitors were supposed to battle last year at UFC Fight Night Busan, but Ortega pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

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