By: Chris Taylor
It was recently announced that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will be returning home for his next title defense, when he faces Erik Koch in Brazil this October at UFC 153.
After reading the news, I immediately thought of Chan Sung Jung, who had recently called out the current 145 pound champion following his impressive victory over Dustin Poirier in May.
The bout between Poirier and Jung was originally slated to be a title eliminator fight. It was thought that Jung would go on to face the winner of the Erik Koch vs Jose Aldo bout, that had been set for UFC 149 this past week in Calgary. Due to an injury suffered by Aldo, that fight was postponed and has now been moved to UFC 153, leaving the Korean Zombie in limbo.
That said, there are still some very intriguing possible match-ups out there for the Korean Zombie. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a very impressive victory over Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 this month. Chad is now 12-1 in MMA, with his only loss coming at the hands of the current featherweight champion. A victory over the Mendes would all but guarantee a promised title fight for Jung.
Another interesting match-up would pit the Korean Zombie against fast rising featherweight Ricardo Lamas. Lamas has won all 3 of his fights in the UFC, his latest being a victory over Hatsu Hioki, who was thought to be the 2nd best feathweight in the world at that time.
Who would you like to see as the next opponent for the Korean Zombie? Let’s hear it Penn nation..Tags: Chad Mendes, Chan Sung Jung, CODY MCKENZIE, Dustin Poirier, Erik Koch, featured, Hatsu Hioki, Jose Aldo, MMA NEWS, Ricardo Lamas, ufc news