Chan Sung Jung — better known as “The Korean Zombie” — rebounded from his tough knockout loss to Yair Rodriguez in the best fashion possible, snuffing Renato Moicano in less than a minute in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Greenville card.
Speaking post-fight, the Korean star admitted this highlight reel victory helped to erase the memory of his recent knockout loss.
“I definitely forgot about that,” Jung said on the ESPN+ post-fight show, speaking through his translator Eddie Cha (via MMA Junkie). “But as a fighter, it definitely helps when you’re on a winning streak, as opposed to a losing streak.”
With this impressive win in the books, The Korean Zombie is now looking ahead to another big challenge in the stacked UFC featherweight division. Ideally, he would like to fight somebody in the top-four of the divisional rankings — an echelon currently populated by Frankie Edgar, Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega and Alex Volkanovski.
“Probably 4, 3, 2 and 1,” Cha said of potential opponents. “We talked about it, but we don’t want to look ahead. I think anybody higher-ranked than he is, we’re one step closer to that goal.”
With Edgar scheduled to fight champion Max Holloway for the title in July, and Volkanovski awaiting a shot at the winner, that leaves Ortega and Aldo available for The Korean Zombie. Given that he has already fought and lost to Aldo, Ortega might be the best option.
After UFC Greenville, the Korean star was also called out by long-time featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens, who currently holds the division’s No. 7 spot. That being said, this fight might not appeal to him if he’s interested in fighting somebody ranked ahead of him.
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 23, 2019
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/23/2019.