After Calling Him A “Coward” On Instagram, Korean Zombie Forgives Brian Ortega For Slapping Jay Park

The feud between the two UFC fighters has come to an end.

Days after UFC fighter Brian Ortega slapped Jay Park, The “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung reacted to the former’s apology.

The slapping incident dates back to when Chan Sung Jung was interviewed as a guest on ESPN. Jay Park served as Chan Sung Jung’s translator.

Brian Ortega didn’t like how Jay Park translated Chan Sung Jung’s remarks and accused the rapper of instigating a fight.

After the slapping incident, Jay Park reacted by going on Twitter and posting that he “basically said the same thing”.

Chan Sung Jung, on the other hand, took to Instagram to express his frustration over what happened. To Brian Ortega, he says:

Jay Park is not a professional fighter but a musician. You slapped a civilian who merely helped translate.

– Chan Sung Jung

He also likened the slapping incident to what a grown up would do to beat a child.

 It was not a fight like real men would do. What you have done is same as a grown up to beat a child.

– Chan Sung Jung

The “Korean Zombie” ended his post by calling Brian Ortega a “coward”.

You are such a coward for slapping a musician not a fighter.

– Chan Sung Jung

Full details of his statement are as follow:

 

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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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After slapping Jay Park, Brian Ortega was escorted by the security.

Days later, he issued a brief apology on Twitter.

Just this morning, he finally decided to release a sincere version of his apology on 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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In addition to apologizing to Jay Park and Chan Sung Jung, Brian Ortega apologized to his family, his fans and his friends.

Brian Ortega Apologizes For Slapping Jay Park, Admits That “Pride” Is His Enemy

Hours later, Chan Sung Jung reacted by stating that he accepts Brian Ortega’s apology.

I appreciate your apology. It shows that what happened last Saturday was not just “a show“ to promote our fight.

– Chan Sung Jung

He initially thought that trash talking would be something that his fans would enjoy, but he admitted that the slapping incident taught him to be more careful in the future.

I too, apologize for trash talking. I thought my fans were enjoying it but what happened taught me to be more careful.

– Chan Sung Jung

He ended his statement by promising to fight and officially beat Brian Ortega in a professional fight.

Please wait until my eyes get better. I promise it won’t take long. I’ll see you in the octagon.

– Chan Sung Jung

Meanwhile, Jay Park states that he won’t press charges against Brian Ortega because he doesn’t sue people “who have less” than him.

Jay Park Explains to Fans Why He Won’t Be Suing Brian Ortega Following Recent Slapping Incident

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