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

His first apology wasn’t sincere enough, so he followed it up with this.

Just this week, Jay Park was slapped by UFC fighter Brian Ortega during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena.

Jay Park served as Chan Sung Jung‘s translator for an interview that he had on ESPN. 

Brian Ortega had an issue with Jay Park’s translation and threatened to slap him the next time he sees him.

He has followed through with his threats and slapped the Korean musician last Monday.

Jay Park Slapped By UFC Fighter Brian Ortega, Who Claims Jay Was “Talking Trash”

Afterwards, a video footage showing the aftermath of the slapping incident resurfaced.

Brian Ortega could be heard shouting this statement to Jay Park:

I told you I’d slap you like a bitch!

– Brian Ortega

Days after the slapping incident, Brian Ortega, also known as “T-City”, has offered a brief apology to Jay Park via Twitter.

Jay Park has mentioned that he won’t be suing Brian Ortega since he doesn’t sue people “who have less” than he does.

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

Following up on his succinct apology via Twitter, Brian Ortega posted another apology on March 12 — this time, he took to Instagram to express how sorry he was about the incident.

 I hope you understand that I’m human and I’m flawed, in more ways than one.

– Brian Ortega

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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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I apologize to @JParkitrighthere for my actions and the shit storm that followed

– Brian Ortega

In addition to apologizing to his family and friends, he also apologized to the Korean Zombie for hitting his friend.

I apologize to @KoreanZombieMMA for dragging your friend into an equation that should start and end with the fighters.

– Brian Ortega

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