The Korean Zombie is the best. Maybe the best part of our undead Chan Sung Jung dude is how he handles adversity.
Jung has been on the wrong end of some the most violent endings in MMA history. A lesser, perhaps living man, would have folded up shop after being featured in so many highlight reels starring his opponents. Not our Zombie.
Before Saturday night in South Carolina, the last time MMA fans saw TKZ he was being elbowed 25 years back in time courtesy of a Yair Rodríguez elbow. That was nearly eight months ago. After that elbow to the skull, could anyone blame Jung if he came back a year later? Or would any fan be mad if Jung came back a completely different fighter following his fifth career defeat?
Nope. Not by a long shot.
The only MMA fighter worthy of a Zombie based nickname is Chan Sung Jung.
Only to further prove this point (fact) is this TKZ interaction prior to his first round win over Renato Moicano.
The South Carolina referee was patting Jung down before he entered the cage. Seems normal enough. Checks for hand wraps. Check for excessive Vaseline. Crack a joke about June South Carolina weather and you are on your way.
Oh wait, don’t forget to check the cup. Got to keep future generations of Korean Zombie babies safe and sound from an errant upper thigh kick. This being TKZ’s ninth WEC/UFC fight, for some reason our hero thought a cup check meant a good luck handshake?
Bless your big Korean Zombie heart for this one.