Chan Sung Jung, aka The Korean Zombie, believes he has earned a title shot against Alexander Volkanovski and if he does, he would finish the champ.
Jung is coming off a first-round TKO win over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC Busan. Before that, he had a sub-minute knockout win over Renato Moicano in the main event of UFC Greenville to get back into the win column after his last-second loss to Yair Rodriguez.
Yet, Korean Zombie is confident in his gameplan against Volkanovski and his style that he would finish Volkanovski early. Just as he did to Edgar and Moicano.
“I [haven’t been] able to use all the wrestling and jiu-jitsu skills I was taught by Eric and Santino, respectively,” The Korean Zombie said to MMA Junkie. “But even if my fight went on for the whole 25 minutes, the results would not have changed. I was especially stunned at Eddie’s game plan.
“I faced Frankie for less than a minute. Frankie moved and responded in the exact same manner Eddie had predicted, and I had listened,” he added. “It’s really difficult to put these into words, but you’ll be able to see it on my YouTube channel soon.”
“For each and every fight, I’m improving,” Jung concluded. “And if I were to prepare to fight against Volkanovski, I will again improve. The two fights that I actually had a game plan, Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar, were finished in the first round. That fact isn’t going to change just because I’m facing a champion. To add on, I’ve had more experience as the main event than he did.”
But, whether or not Chan Sung Jung will get to prove that is unknown. Dana White said Max Holloway may very well be getting an immediate rematch. Then, the likes of Zabit Magomedsharipov or Rodriguez may be next. But, if Jung gets his shot he is confident we would hear ‘And New’ as he would stop the champion.