The MMA clothing company Tri-Coasta recently came under fire from Chan Sung Jung’s translator, Brian Rhee, in regards to the sponsor not paying “The Korean Zombie.” Now, in an interview with The MMA Corner, Tri-Coasta owner, Michelle Lee, reveals her side of the story.
“After I purchased the company last year, Chan Sung Jung signed a contract to promote and market Tri-Coasta under a one-year, salaried sponsorship agreement. As part of the agreement, there was obligations for marketing the brand. We repeatedly expressed our concern that he was doing nothing to keep his end of the contract.”
Lee added that this went on for months, until her company decided it was no longer in their best interest to work with Jung. Rhee called out the company via his Twitter account, so Lee decided to respond.
Several fighters such as Mike Guymon, Joseph Henle and James Krause were interviewed in the story, and all said they had no troubles dealing with the clothing company during their sponsorships. Rhee is not Jung’s manager, just his translator.
Jung will face Dustin Poirier on May 15 at UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.