Max Holloway wants a fight against The Korean Zombie next and Chan Sung Jung is in.
The UFC matchmaker’s job would be way too easy if all fighters were as easygoing as Max Holloway and Chan Sung Jung. Holloway returned to the Octagon in a big way this past weekend at UFC of ESPN 44. Holloway took on the streaking Arnold Allen in the main event of the Kansas City-based fight card. Allen brought with him an arsenal of talent and skill but in the end, was no match for Holloway. The former champ worked his way to a unanimous decision victory and put himself back on track to another title.
Leading up to the fight against Allen, Holloway was determined to get himself back in title contention. He had expressed interest in another bout against Alexander Volkanovski, whom he has fought three times already. Volkanovski is already slated to defend his belt against interim champion Yair Rodriguez this summer so now Holloway is looking elsewhere for a possible opponent.
Chan Sung Jung would gladly welcome a bout against Max Holloway
Following his win on Saturday night, Holloway made a call to Jung. He stated that both men have been in the UFC for a long time and he was baffled by the fact that they have not fought each other yet. He has a plan to make it happen now.
“That is the only guy in my time with the older guys that I didn’t get to fight,” Holloway said. “I would love that fight. There’s a fight in my agent’s freaking country, Australia. Australia’s supposed to be happening sometime. We don’t know when. And if Korean Zombie wants it, he can get it. I would love to fight him. That’s one of the guys I’ve been growing up and watching.”
The Korean Zombie heard this call and responded in a post on his Instagram.
“Holloway, If you want to fight me, anytime anywhere! Let’s go, brother!” he said in the video.
Jung last fought back in April of last year when he took on Volkanovski for the featherweight title. He was unsuccessful in this bid and has been out healing from an injury since. It seems now he is ready to get back in the Octagon, perhaps for one final time. After his title shot loss, he was considering retirement. Despite his one year away, Jung is still ranked in the top ten of the division at number six.