Korean Zombie Issues Heartfelt Statement After KO Loss To Max Holloway And Retirement

Korean Zombie opened up about what's next for him after officially retiring.

Korean Zombie
Korean Zombie - Image credit @koreanzombiemma Instagram
  • Chan Sung Jung posted an emotional message on social media following his retirement
  • The Korean Zombie admitted he is not sure about what to do next

Chan Sung Jung officially retired following his KO loss to Max Holloway at UFC Singapore. On social media, “The Korean Zombie” reflected on his legendary MMA career.

The time has Come

In an Instagram post, Korean Zombie opened up about not knowing what to do next in his life but staying positive about it. He also acknowledged the love and support of his fans as well as the UFC.

“I haven’t achieved everything, but I’m pretty enough and I’m going to stop wanting more from my hair. 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 scared. 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,” he wrote.

A legend without a belt

Korean Zombie fought under the UFC banner for 12 years. Now that he has already called it quits, he joins the group of legendary fighters who never won a single UFC title to his name. Nevertheless, Korean Zombie will be remembered for his sensational finishes and as one of the greatest featherweight fighters of all time.

In retrospect, Korean Zombie first made waves in the UFC by knocking out Mark Hominick in seven seconds, followed by a stunning submission win over Dustin Poirier. He also fought for the featherweight title twice but failed in both, one against Jose Aldo in 2013 and the other against Alexander Volkanovski last year.

Korean Zombie retired with a pro MMA record of 17-8, which includes a notable win over Frankie Edgar and Dennis Bermudes.

Published on August 27, 2023 at 1:05 pm
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