Chan Sung Jung says he’s “back to the classic Korean Zombie” at UFC Singapore against Max Holloway

By Cole Shelton - August 25, 2023

Chan Sung Jung believes he’s back to the old Korean Zombie ahead of UFC Singapore.

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Korean Zombie is set to nearly a year-and-a-half layoff when he headlines UFC Singapore against Max Holloway. It’s a fight that both are expecting to be exciting and a war, although the Hawaiian is a massive betting favorite and many expect him to cruise to a win.

The last time Korean Zombie fought was against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 273 in April 2022 when he lost by TKO in a one-sided fight. Since then, many wondered what would be next for Zombie, but he was booked to face Holloway, and Jung believes the time off allowed him to get back to his old self.

Korean Zombie looking to turn back the clock

“I’m very proud to be competing in the UFC and to have been part of it for so long. This will be my tenth consecutive main event. To know that I helped the sport grow even in a small way makes me very proud,” Korean Zombie said on the UFC Singapore promo video. “Looking back at the younger me, I had no idea that I was going to become this big in the sport. It’s been a very fun journey. I have put everything I have into this sport. Each and every step of this journey is what has made me the man I am today. It’s definitely going to be an exciting fight. I’m going back to the classic Korean Zombie and I’m going to look for the finish.”

If Korean Zombie can turn back the clock, he feels like he can beat and finish Max Holloway which would be a massive statement. If he does just that, he also could get a title shot, despite there being some talk that this will be his retirement fight.

Korean Zombie is currently 17-7 and coming off the TKO loss to Alexander Volkanovski. To earn the title shot, Jung picked up a decision win over Dan Ige. In the UFC, he’s 7-4 with notable wins over Dustin Poirier, Frankie Edgar, and Renato Moicano.


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