“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is renowned for being just one of the hardest fighters to put absent in the UFC, and he proved it all over again on Saturday night from Brian Ortega at UFC Battle Island 6.
In the second round, Jung was commencing to surge only to get caught with a wicked spinning again elbow from Ortega – a related shot to the a single Yair Rodriguez knocked him out with in their 2018 war. But this time “Zombie” did not go down. He survived … but just scarcely (check out the highlights below).
In accordance to a new statement launched by Jung on his Instagram subsequent the 50-45×3 selection decline to Ortega, the Korean fighter unveiled just how a lot that spinning back elbow harm him.
“I have no memory of Rounds 3, 4, 5,” he wrote in Korean. “It’s fascinating to observe myself battle for the duration of the rounds I simply cannot remember, haha.”
“When I eliminate a match, I have to assess why I shed,” Jung continued. “Ortega fought in southpaw stance a good deal and when struggling with southpaw, I was intended to bait him in but I was a silly idiot for acquiring caught by that elbow. Ortega fought exceptionally perfectly.. And right now, I’m just absolutely embarrassed / ashamed of myself. But I really want to thank you men for rooting for me and I’m genuinely sorry.”
Korean followers adhering to him in the corner famous that Jung was evidently getting a tough time, regularly asking what spherical the battle was in. That undoubtedly locks in why he struggled to transform up his output from Ortega, who took management of the struggle just after the fateful back elbow and blanked Jung on the scorecards.
Jung and Ortega had engaged in quite the feud over the 12 months+ construct-up to their fight, but seemed to bury the hatchet immediately after the conclusion was go through with “The Korean Zombie” offering Ortega a playful slap (a reference to Ortega slapping his interpreter and K-Pop star Jay Park at the commence of the yr).
The reduction charge Chan Sung Jung his posture as #1 contender at featherweight, a situation that now goes to a revitalized and even additional harmful “T-City” Ortega. We envision he’ll be wanting to get again into the cage to re-create himself at the major of the division … as soon as concussion protocols are followed and he will get a excellent rest just after that beating he took on Struggle Island.
Who would you like to see “The Korean Zombie” come back again from, Maniacs?