The Korean Zombie has no intention of quitting just yet! In an emotional Instagram post he announced his intention to continue fighting and called on Dana White to put on a UFC event in Seoul.
He sounded on the verge of retirement after his latest loss. But The Korean Zombie definitely plans to fight again and is hoping to do it in his hometown:
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Chan Sun Jung, better known as The Korean Zombie, states that,
“I want to fight again. I’m not setting any long-term goal but I will fight one more time, please (Dana White) do an event in Seoul.”
Next month UFC 275 is taking place in Singapore. The promotion has not put on an event there since 2015 although The Korean Zombie did get to fight in Busan three years ago.
With a Road to UFC tournament booked to get underway in Singapore next month the promotion appears to be ramping up its Asian ambitions. Since the start of the pandemic Abu Dhabi is the only place in the region to have hosted an event.
IN ONE ROUND! @KoreanZombieMMA TKO's Frankie Edgar! #UFCBusan pic.twitter.com/DScAxJIfzt
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The Korean Zombie sounded extremely humble as he admitted that,
“I may be old, I may be inexperienced but the goal was always to put on a good showing (in the octagon). I am disappointed that I couldn’t do that in the last fight.”
He was soundly beaten by Alex Volkanovski at UFC 273. The fact that the Australian is arguably the best pound for pound fighter on the planet is scant consolation for The Korean Zombie.
He admits that,
“I am disappointed and I have a lot of regrets. I don’t have any excuses for losing but I want to show (what I can really d0) in my next fight.”
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The 35 year old took a sustained beating from Volkanovski and was clearly second best right from the opening bell. But with three wins from his last five there is no evidence that his career is in a terminal decline.
Next up for Volkanovski is a title defence against Max Holloway. No-one knows who The Korean Zombie will be matched with but he is clearly not ready to walk away from the sport just yet.
The WEC and UFC veteran would like to have at least one more fight. And he is hoping it might be possible to do it in his hometown!