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UFC 163: “TKZ” Believes Strategy Was Working

Kelsey Mowatt

Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung may have been trailing Jose Aldo at UFC 163, prior to separating his shoulder and being overwhelmed in round four, but that doesn’t mean “The Korean Zombie” doesn’t want another crack at the featherweight champ. After all, what kind of “Zombie” would Jung be if he didn’t continue his title pursuit?

Aldo certainly appeared to be headed to a decision victory before Jung got hurt, but as the champion acknowledged afterwards, Jung had started to pick up the pace. While speaking to the press following the event, “The Korean Zombie” had this to say about his performance, and of course, his wish to do it all again (quote via MMA

“I felt like my strategy was starting to work, in particular in the fourth round,” the Korean fighter said via a translator. “I was starting to turn up the intensity.

“As far as the rematch goes, I would love to get a rematch. I would love to ask for a rematch, but I think there are other people that are waiting in line, and I probably have to get a couple more wins in the division before they’ll give me another shot at the title.”

Unfortunately for Jung and his legions of fans, there are indeed several men who are knocking on the title shot door, most notably Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson. Although Chad Mendes was blasted by Aldo last January, he’s recorded three stoppage wins in a row now and could be within reach of rematch too (he fights Clay Guida at UFC 164). Then of course, there’s also Anthony Pettis, who could look to 145 again if he loses to Benson Henderson on August 31st.

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