Da Un Jung says: ‘it’s family time now’!
The Korean is not paid by the hour inside the octagon and was understandably happy with his stoppage win over Kennedy Nzechukwu. While Jung certainly looked like a man in a hurry he is relaxed about the speed with which he progresses through the middleweight rankings,
“I’m not too concerned about the rankings. I just want to improve and I want to fight stronger opponents. I want to fight people at the top of the ladder so I’m just concentrating on that,” he told UFC.com.
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Jung is not worried about calling out middleweights right now because he has just one thing on his mind. The bout was originally scheduled for October and he is desperate to spend some time with his baby son during the festive season,
“I have a baby boy who’s not even 1 yet. Because the fight got delayed I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with my family so we are going to have a merry Christmas,” he said.
He went into a lot of detail about his preparations at Korean Top Team,
“We prepared a multi level game plan for this fight. It was elbows, hooks and when he throws his cross slip and counter. As the fight goes on level change make him worry about the wrestling.”
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The fight did not ‘go on’. It lasted less than four minutes and Jung never needed to use that wrestling,
“Fortunately we won using plan A,” he said.
The 27 year old finished the fight by blasting elbows through his opponent’s guard. According to Jung this was all part of the game plan,
“I could tell that the damage was adding up behind the guard. We knew he had a strong guard so that was part of our game plan, we planned for that. We wanted to preserve our energy and make sure our own guard was right to reduce the pace of his shots.”
Everything went according to plan for the Korean who is undefeated in his UFC career. Next up for Jung will be some quality time with his family but a matchup against a middleweight in the top 15 is surely on the horizon.