Video Shows Aftermath of Brian Ortega’s Alleged Slap Attack on Chan Sung Jung’s Friend, Jay Park
Not all the action at UFC 248 took place in the Octagon Saturday, as Brian Ortega allegedly slapped Chan Sung Jung's friend and translator, rapper Jay Park. Now a video has surfaced which shows the immediate aftermath of the incident.
One of the emerging storylines to come out of UFC 248 has nothing to do with fights in the Octagon. Rather, it’s tied to an alleged incident between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung’s friend / translator, Jay Park.
A new video surfaces
After Saturday’s event, it was reported that Ortega had been kicked out of the arena by security, after he allegedly slapped Park. The incident was reportedly tied to an online exchange Ortega had with Park a little while back, after the latter had relayed that Jung accused him of ducking him. The featherweights were booked to fight in December, however, Ortega had to withdraw due to a knee injury.
Well, more recently, TMZ Sports shared out the video below, which documents the aftermath, following the alleged incident.
Park comments on the altercation
“I don’t know what he was tripping about,” Park said. “He was just mad for no reason, but I didn’t pay no mind. I was cool. I was just chilling. I was jet lagged just spacing out (after flying from South Korea), and then when ‘Zombie’ went to the bathroom all of a sudden I see someone pull up all of a sudden, and he’s like, ‘Hey, dog, are you Jay Park?’ And it just kind of caught me by surprise, and I was like, ‘Yeah?’ As I stood up, he smacked me. As I was standing up he smacked me. It was very narrow. There was chairs behind me so I kind of fell back, then I got up, and I pushed him. Whatever, there was a little scuffle or whatever, and people broke it up.”
“It was just weird,” Park said. “It was just a weird, awkward – I don’t know why he’s mad at me. He’s supposed to be fighting ‘Zombie.’ It was just weird. It was a weird situation. To be honest, to be completely honest, my jaw is a little stiff. Nothing too serious. I don’t know. It’s just weird. He’s like the No. 2 guy in the world, a UFC professional fighter. What is he doing coming and attacking me? I could understand if I was talking (expletive), if I was egging him on or whatever, but I was a fan of the dude. I was following him on Instagram. It just doesn’t make sense to me. It was just a really bad representation of himself. It was not a good look for him.
“I don’t feel like I did anything wrong. I just translated. I’ve never put words in ‘Zombie’s’ mouth. I’ve never put up a caption for him, I’ve never told him to trash talk…”
“The Korean Zombie” has been pushing for a title shot, after he took out Ortega’s replacement at UFC Busan, Frankie Edgar. But, you have to wonder if a showdown with Ortega could be next for him afterall?