DENVER – Chan Sung Jung knows exactly what he’s up against in the main event of UFC Fight Night 139, but then, Yair Rodriguez should, too.
“As you can see from my previous fights, I’m not a fighter that has a flashy style,” Jung told MMAjunkie through an interpreter. “I’m planning to go forward with what I originally go with: Zombie style.”
Fitting for a man best known as “The Korean Zombie.”
Jung (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Rodriguez (10-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) meet in the FS1-broadcast headlining bout of Saturday’s fight card at Pepsi Center in Denver. “Pantera” steps in on short notice after Frankie Edgar, who was originally scheduled, was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury.
For both Jung and Rodriguez, the matchup represents a return from an extended layoff, and a win would be crucial to restarting a bit of momentum in their careers.
Jung knows what’s at stake, and for that reason – as well as his opponent’s skill – “The Korean Zombie” refuses to look too far ahead. But with a win, he admits rebooking a clash with “The Answer” does sound appealing.
“Right now, I want to put my focus on Yair because I don’t think he’s an opponent that I can beat easily, but I do want to face Edgar right after,” Jung said.
And if you want to add a little cherry on top – Jung said it would be a fantastic bout to put in Seoul if, as expected, the UFC returns to his native South Korea in 2019.
“I am aware of the UFC coming to Seoul next year, and there is a possibility of me headlining the event,” Jung said.
To hear more from Jung, check out the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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