“The Korean Zombie” will continue to fight.
Following his UFC 273 loss to Alexander Volkanovski, Chan Sung Jung expressed uncertainty about his fighting future. The fight was his second career UFC title loss by TKO, and during his post-fight cage interview, Jung became emotional as he hinted he might be done fighting.
However, the competitive juices still seem to be flowing. Recently, Jung posted on his Instagram that he expects to fight at least once more. The long term plans are murky, but it will take fight by fight in the short term.
“Maybe I’m old, maybe I’m not good enough, so my goal was to always show my best in every fight, but I didn’t show up every time, that’s why I’m always there,” Jung wrote. in Korean. “I couldn’t prove it in the last fight, and I’m particularly disappointed. This is no excuse for the loss. I just have a few regrets. I’m not saying it wasn’t 100% me, but I think it’s fair to put on a performance that I believe in, that’s why I want one more fight. I can’t set myself long-term goals. For the moment, a fight… I will do it in Seoul. Please organize an event.
Jung, 35, is 4-3 since returning from a mandatory military stint for his home country of South Korea. His wins during that streak came against Dennis Bermudez, Renato Moicano, Frankie Edgar and Dan Ige. Losses were to Volkanovksi, Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez.
The quote in this story was translated from Korean to English using a translator.