'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung Issues Statement After Max Holloway Loss and Retirement
After suffering a knockout loss to Max Holloway in the main event of UFC Singapore, the Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung hung up his gloves. However, he is not going out with his head low.
Heading into his fight with Holloway, TKZ had been open about the fact that the result of this fight would determine whether or not he would continue with his 16 year long career in MMA. He was coming off of a defeat to champ Alexander Volkanovski, and at 36 years old knew his best days were likely behind him.
The Korean Zombie Stays Positive In Defeat
In the end, Chan Sung Jung would outperform the expectations of many, having some positive moments against Max Holloway in the UFC Singapore main event. However, the Korean Zombie would ultimately come up short, getting stopped in the third round with a huge counter punch, and retiring in the Octagon after the fact.
Taking to his Instagram after the fight, TKZ took some time to properly speak on his retirement and the loss to Holloway. Here, he maintained the positive and respectful attitude he had in the cage, noting that while he was unsure what the future would hold, he was excited to explore the next chapter of his life.
“I haven’t achieved everything, but I’m pretty enough and I’m going to stop wanting more from my hair,” the Korean Zombie wrote in Korean. “I feel like I got a little more love than I did thank y’all. I will no longer live a life where I am evaluated and compared. I am lonely, regretful and scary. I don’t know what to do, but whatever I do, I will do my best and whatever I do with all my heart. In the meantime…. Thank you so much for loving Korean Pottery. I was really really happy fighting in the UFC. Thank you @danawhite and @ufc @seanshelby for giving me this life. And it was an honor @blessedmma to be my last fight partner. Let’s greet with a bright smile one day again”
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Chan Sung Jung is certainly someone who will be missed by fans, who have come to love and respect him over the years. That said, he had a classic Korean Zombie performance against Max Holloway, and chose to go out on his shield.
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