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UFC 163’s Jung: Instincts Behind Zombie Style

Kelsey Mowatt

Chan Sung Jung

Chang Sung Jung may have been shocked when he got the call to fight champion Jose Aldo this Saturday at UFC 163, but the featherweight has also relayed he knows why  he got tapped as a replacement. Thanks to his aggressive and relentless style, stylistically Aldo-Jung has the potential to be something pretty special. Plus, who doesn’t want to tune into a fight featuring a man nicknamed “The Korean Zombie“?

Of course, Jung’s nickname is ridiculously marketable, and while speaking at a presser today in Rio de Janeiro, the fighter admitted he has no problem with the fact his actual name doesn’t appear on the official poster (quote via MMA

“I prefer it that way,” said Jung, who hasn’t fought since last May when he choked out Dustin Poirier. “I think it’s the best (nickname) in MMA.”

More than a few thousand people probably agree with that assessment. The 26 year-old also had this to say about his now famous approach to fighting.

“A lot of how I fight is instinctual,” he said. “Especially in that first Garcia fight, I fought on my instincts, what people describe as the zombie style. After the George Roop fight, I did a lot of thinking about my fighting style. For this fight as well, I’ve thought a lot about how it’s going to unfold. I don’t want to give too much away, but I think I’ve changed.”

Against a stopper like Aldo that’s probably a good thing. It could be a crazy night.

UFC 163 will be hosted by the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Stay tuned to MMA for all your coverage.

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