The feud between Brian
Ortega and Korean rapper Jay Park may be drawing to a
After a tumultuous weekend saw Ortega allegedly slap Park in the
fighter’s section at UFC 248 and get escorted from the arena,
“T-City” has offered a brief apology to the man who also serves as
Sung Jung’s translator on occasion. In doing so, Ortega also
turned his attention toward a fight with “The Korean Zombie.”
“I want to officially apologize to JPark for Saturday night, when
Zombie is ready we can fight,” Ortega wrote on Twitter.
I want to officially apologize to JPark for
Saturday night, when Zombie is ready we can fight.
— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity)
March 11, 2020
Ortega initially threatened to slap Park following an ESPN
interview with “The Korean Zombie” in which the fighter claimed
Ortega was ducking him. Park served as Jung’s translator during the
“When I saw him in Korea, he apologized and said sorry for the
trash talk, and I said all good because at least you came at me
like a man,” Ortega wrote in a comment on ESPN’s Instagram page.
“Now you just a bitch dawg. Jay Park welcome to the fight game
don’t be surprised if I slap the s—t out of you when I see you.
Having an injury and ducking are 2 different things.”
A police report was filed after the alleged slapping incident, but
it is unclear if Park will move forward with charges. Ortega could
be cited for battery within an one-year window if Park elects to
press charges. The UFC featherweight would face a maximum six-month
sentence and a $1,000 fine.
Jung and Ortega were slated to fight at UFC Busan in December, but
“T-City” was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. At the UFC
248 post-fight press conference, White seemed interested in
rebooking the fight at a future event.