Following the final episode of 'Mix & Match,' it was stated that both trainees would remain in YG Entertainment and be "provided with a music and dance practice room for one year at YG to hone their skills."
However, speculation of his departure has started to arise when Yang Hong Seok's fan-site Bomhongsi put up a tweet stating that the trainee had left the agency. Bomhongsi wrote, "It's true that Yang Hong Seok left YG Entertainment. Please believe in and support his decision. Wherever he goes, Bomhongsi will walk alongside him :). Please continue to support so that 2015 will be the year of 'Yang' (Lamb / Sheep) Hong Seok. Thank you."
This report follows the earlier speculations of Jung Jin Hyung's departure from the agency which was tweeted by his fan club, Jung Jin Hyung-dot-com. A member of the fan club wrote back in early February, "I didn't expect to say such thing in such short time. Jung Jin Hyung-dot-com will still be supporting Jung Jin Hyung. In addition, Jung Jin Hyung departed from YG Entertainment for personal reasons and we state that it has nothing to do with the rumors of him getting pressured by others to leave. Please refrain from spreading rumors."
Despite the unexpected leave, fans are hoping for the best for both Yang Hong Seok and Jung Jin Hyung.
홍석이가 YG를 퇴사한 것은 사실입니다. 홍석이의 선택을 믿고 지지해주세요. 홍석이가 어디를 가든, 봄에익는홍시는 언제나 홍석이와 걸음을 함께 할 것입니다 :) 2015년이 '양'홍석의 해가 될 수 있도록 앞으로도 많은 응원 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다.— 봄에익는홍시 (@bomhongsi) March 1, 2015
빠른 시간 내에 이 말을 또 하게 될줄은 몰랐네요. 정진형 닷컴은 여전히 변함없이 진형군을 응원합니다. 또한 진형군은 지극히 개인적인 이유로 yg를 퇴사한것이며 외부로부터의 압박이나 퇴출과는 전혀 관련이 없음을 밝힙니다. 루머 생성을 자제해주세요.— 정진형닷컴 (@jinhyeong_com) February 6, 2015