After a two-and-a half year layoff to fulfill his mandated military duties in his home country of South Korea, Chan Sung Jung made a successful return to mixed martial arts at UFC Fight Night 104.
Indeed, “The Korean Zombie” was back to his old tricks last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2017) inside the Toyota Center, taking Dennis Bermudez’s best shots before putting “The Menace” out for the count with a devastating uppercut (see it here).
It’s a win Jung feels puts him right back in the game.
“It feels really, really good, and I want to thank all the people that stood by me during that time off,” Jung said during the post-fight press conference. “My goal is always to be the champion, and I think this fight has put me back in the game,” Jung said.
While “The Korean Zombie” has a ways to go before he is back in title contention, there are ways to expedite his process. Chief among them is a fight, and a win, against Cub Swanson.
The former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) stablemates are two of the most exciting Featherweights in the game today, if not in history.
With a bevy of “Fight of the Night” bonuses to their credit, both Jung and Swanson prefer to let the action play out on the feet, which means fight fans are always sure to be entertained with plenty of high-paced action.
Look no further than Cub’s “Fight of the Year” contender against Doo Hoo Choi at UFC 206 a few months back (replay here). As for Jung, well, he didn’t get “The Korean Zombie” moniker by accident, so you know he’s more than willing to stand in the pocket to deliver his won strikes while eating one or three.
While that may simply be my selfish reasons for wanting to see this entertaining scrap, the bout could catapult the victory ever-so close to a shot at the 145-pound title.
For complete UFC Fight Night 104 results and coverage click here.
Source:: mma mania