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“I Don’t Want Free Rides I Earn My S***” – Brian Ortega Asks Dana White For Another Opponent

Published 07/14/2020, 3:48 AM EDT

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The bad-blood rivalry between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung seems far away from being settled at this point. Ortega has already called out The Korean Zombie wants to settle matters in the Octagon. However, Chan Sung Jung is yet to respond to Brian Ortega’s offer.

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The string of online call-outs began amongst the notable MMA fighters after the materialization of UFC 251. While most of the MMA fans seemingly expressed their disapproval towards Alexander Volkanovski’s win over Max Holloway, The Korean Zombie also expressed his dissent over the results of UFC 251 co-main event.

Chan Sung Jung newly claimed that it is “shameful” to have Alexander Volkanovski as the 145 lbs champion. And so, he has expressed his interest in encountering the Australian soon. Not only that, but Chan Sung Jung also promised that he would not take the fight to the judges’ scorecard and would possibly finish Alexander Volkanovski inside the octagon. Although ‘The Great’ Alexander Volkanovski has not responded to The Korean Zombie, Brian Ortega has already set his eyes over him along with a massive Internet call out.


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Brian Ortega urges Dana White to let him fight The Korean Zombie post- UC 251

Brian Ortega recently took to Instagram and mocked The Korean Zombie for calling out current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. According to the former, the two of them should battle first to finalize the upcoming 145 lbs title, contender. However, the call-out is not as simple as it sounds. ‘T-City’ has also urged the UFC president to give him a new opponent if Chan Sung Jung is unwilling to take the fight.


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“So straight up you down to fight @danawhite said winner of us gets the tittle shot. If you ain’t down I ain’t trippen @danawhite give me another guy you want to see me fight to earn the titleI don’t want free rides I earn my s***.” Wrote Brian Ortega on Instagram.

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Ortega hasn’t fought since his first UFC loss against Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December 2018. Huge speculations are going around regarding his return to action. However, it seems that Brian Ortega has already decided about facing Chan Sung Jung. Ortega, 29, currently holds a pro-MMA record of 14-1-1 (No contest) and is eager to get into the UFC title mix again.


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Raj Sarkar


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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.
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