I’ve spent the past two months arguing with a friend about what the best zombie survival weapon would be. We basically got together and watched every Zombie movie in existence and read every volume of the Walking Dead. Between that and our admiration of Quentin Tarantino films, we agreed that Uma Thurman and Michonne got it right when choosing a Katana. Most people would gravitate towards guns, but they’re heavy, require you to continuously search for ammunition in a lawless land where that might be difficult, and they make lots of noise that attracts more zombies every time they are discharged. Crossbows are cool too, but arrows dull after multiple uses, hinge springs wear out, and their reload time could cost you your brains. The Katana is forged from carbon steel, and as long as you carry a sharpening stone in your back pocket, you can get a good edge on it in about ten minutes when you’re not out killing zombies. You could also use it to shave, so you stay looking fresh in case you meet a woman who’s also doing her best to survive. It’s on you to repopulate the human race, so looking good is always in your best interest.
Unfortunately, Dustin Poirier will not be wielding a Katana tomorrow when he steps into the octagon with the Korean Zombie. Actually, saying “unfortunately” depends on whether or not you think he’ll need one. Dustin has been preparing for the Korean Zombie with actual zombies in his training camp. That right there could lead you to believe he’s better prepared for TKZ than any other fighter before him. Chan Sung Jung, on the other hand, reaffirms that he has overcome the brink of death to prepare for this fight, and he did it in poetic fashion. I had a Korean friend from my gym translate his status from his personal facebook page.
“The excruciating moment that was driving me to the brink of death is no more…
Dongi overcame this torment and so did I.
Time is like that; it passes by eventually.
Tomorrow, too, will be the same.
The time will continue to flow regardless of whether I win or not…
I don’t believe in the predestined fate.
The fate is decided by what I do.
But the important thing to remember is that we only get one chance.
Even if I regret after losing and wish it was just a dream, the time has gone by.
I’m going to get this chance through repeated intense focus and concentration”
Wrap your mind around that. It’s deep. While you’re doing it, here’s the video of the staredown between the Korean Zombie and Dustin Poirier from today’s weigh in. Fight goes down tomorrow on FuelTV at 8:00pm EST.