Korean Zombie Believes He Has Better BJJ Than Brian Ortega
The Korean Zombie has become no stranger to finishing fights in the UFC. From vicious knockouts to rare submissions, wherever the fight goes, Chan Sung Jung can finish it. Priding himself on his well-roundedness, Zombie strongly believes in his jiu-jitsu. So much so, that he isn’t concerned about going to the mat with his upcoming opponent Brian Ortega. In fact, Zombie believes he has an advantage in the grappling department.
Jung and Ortega will headline the UFC Busan card in South Korea. The card takes place on December 21st and will mark the UFCs second time in South Korea. Both Korean Zombie and Ortega participated in a pre-fight press conference in Seoul. The presser was held for the opening of ticket sales around the event.
Pre-Fight UFC Busan Press Conference
During the presser, the media asked Ortega about Korean Zombie’s fighting style. Specifically, they asked him what he thought Jung’s strengths and weaknesses were as a fighter.
“He’s strong but I would say his jiu-jitsu,” said Ortega in regards to Zombies weakness.
Brian then listed Jung’s standup as the highlight of his game. Zombie quickly responded to Ortega’s opinion.
“I don’t necessarily agree,” Jung said. “ my jiu-jitsu is strong. I think I’m actually better at it and I am a better grappler.”
Almost instantly after Zombie’s remark, Ortega picked up his microphone with a smirk on his face. The smirk implied that he was shocked at the Korean Zombie’s reply.
“He’s a better grappler than me?” asked Ortega to the media. When Zombie confirmed that is was indeed what he said, Ortega began pointing to the ground saying “Let’s go.”
Settling Who is the Better Grappler
The verbal trade was one of the timidest that the UFC has ever seen. Unquestionably the competitive nature of each man towards each other is built off of respect.
On December 21st, fans will find out exactly how the fight between Ortega and Jung will end. Will both men battle on the ground to prove their words? Or, will they both stick to their respective gameplans?
Whether standing or on the mats, both men are confident in their all-around skill.