[이데일리 스타in 이석무 기자]“It showed me that I deserved to be a champion.”
Chansung Jung (34, Korean Zombie MMA), who has been upgraded to a ‘smart zombie’, has revived splendidly.
Chan-Sung Jung (USA, 29) in the 5th round of the featherweight (under 66kg) main event of the mixed martial arts competition ‘UFC on ESPN 25’ held at the UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 20th (Korean time) In the end, the judges won the match by unanimous decision. Of the three assistant referees, two scored 49-46 and one scored 48-47.
Chan-seong Jung, ranked 4th in the UFC featherweight ranking, with this victory, laid the foundation to challenge the featherweight champion again. Chansung Jung, who was on the verge of a title challenge with two consecutive victories in 2019, lost his title challenge right in front of his eyes when he lost to Brian Ortega (30, USA) in October of last year.
Chansung Jung proved that he was qualified to challenge for the title by clearly subduing Lee, who was ranked 8th in the octagon again after 8 months after the last defeat, and was recently frightened.
Prior to this match, Chansung Jung said, “You shouldn’t think of it as the way you usually fight. The match will be fun.” According to his own words, Chan-seong Jung moved away from the game operation centered on standing batting and used a grappling strategy followed by takedown, which was effective. Ige, who was good at wrestling, was completely defeated by the ground.
In an interview after the match, Chansung Jung said, “I showed that I am not a player who only plays fun games, but a player with skills and a player who deserves to be a champion. do,” he said.
He added, “I am now number 3 instead of number 4 in the featherweight division. Thank you to everyone who helped with this match.”
In a UFC postfight interview, Chansung Jung said, “I’ve been winning by finish all this time, but it’s a bit disappointing that I won by decision for the first time.” “My coach told me to believe in my wrestling skills. Thank you coach.”
After the match, Jiu-Jitsu coach Chan-Sung Jung put a black belt around Chan-Sung Jung’s neck, and Chan-Sung Jung smiled brightly. Chansung Jung said, “After today’s match, I am happy to have received a black belt from the jiu-jitsu coach I respect the most.
Chansung Jung added, “I don’t know how things are going, but I also want to become a backup fighter if an injured player appears in a future title match.”
On the other hand, Ige, who lost to Chan-Sung Jung, admitted the defeat, saying, “Chan-Sung Jung is a legendary fighter I have seen for a long time.” “I wanted to test my skills, but I was too strong.” He added, “I will be back. I will definitely become the champion for my family.”