Brian Ortega Wants To Put On A Show At UFC Busan
UFC will make its way to South Korea in December with UFC Busan, and top featherweights Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung — or ‘Korean Zombie’, will duke it out in the main event. The pivotal featherweight clash could determine who steps up next to face Max Holloway for the featherweight crown.
Brian Ortega has taken time off, after his first — and only — MMA loss in his last fight. Ortega ploughed his way through the division, to set up a showdown with Max Holloway for the title. On that night however, Holloway was the better man, as he picked Ortega apart en route to a TKO win via doctor stoppage.
Almost a year has passed by, and ‘T-City’ believes his fight with ‘Korean Zombie’ is the perfect opportunity for him to make a statement.
“I feel like coming out here and really putting on a show and demonstrating who I am and what I’m made out of”, Ortega said at the UFC Busan pre-fight press conference (h/t MMA Junkie). “That I can really go back and to climb the ladder again. I’ve only had one defeat in my career, and that was to the champ, and that night, I was not myself so I want to get back in there and let the world know who I really am when I step in there. The same guy that finished everyone in the UFC, and I just want to keep that streak going.”
Brian Ortega (14-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) believes that Chan Sung Jung is the perfect opponent for him, as he doesn’t shy away from standing and trading. Ortega has vowed to put on a show for the South Korean fans, and said he and Korean Zombie will leave everything inside the cage.
“When you look at who is out there, that is going to bring a fight to you, it’s going to be him”, Ortega said. “It’s going to be the guy who likes to go in there and likes to fight. There’s very few fighters now at the top who are willing to stand in the pocket and really pretty much trade punches for punches and see who is the toughest man in this sport and those are the type of fights that I love.
“I love when I go in there, I love it when we both go in there with heart, strength, honor and put it all on the line, and I love that type of style. I’ve seen his fights, he loves that type of style, and the fans love it so it’s going to be a beautiful show.”
UFC Busan is scheduled to go down on the 21st of December, inside the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea.