“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung earned an impressive win against the rising prospect Dan Ige at the main event of UFC Vegas 29, TKZ was coming off from a brutal loss against Brian Ortega back in October of 2020, and he was determined to win this one.
TKZ is currently quarantined, and he recently posted a video on his YouTube channel where he talked about all the toxicity he has to deal with after his fights, he said, “I just don’t understand. I realized no matter how hard I fight, there will always be people that continue to hate. It doesn’t matter what I do. Win or lose, there are always going to be haters. I’m no longer going to work hard for them since they’ll never change their opinions about me, but instead, I’m going to continue working hard for the people who actually support me.”
“It really doesn’t matter who’s fighting who, everyone loves a winner,” he continued. “And if there is a winner, that must mean that there is someone who lost as well. I am amazed by everyone in the UFC, but not everyone might see it the way that I do. Yes, winning is a big deal, but it would mean a lot if you could support the fighters who did not get a chance to win.”
“I want to continue training with Fight Ready so I’ll be coming to the U.S. more often,” says “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
Chan Sung Jung accepted that he was in a very dark place after losing that fight against Brian Ortega, but he believes that training with Eric Albarracin helped him a lot, and he will definitely continue to train with him.
He said, “I used to be very nervous when I first entered the arena, but now that I’m viewing it from a different perspective, I now understand that I have nothing to be nervous about. I’ve worked my butt off and spent countless days training for this moment. Why should I be nervous? That really helped me calm my nerves before the fight.”
He gave credit to the teaching methods of his coach, and said, “Captain Eric Albarracin made every training session seem like the real deal. From entering Fight Ready to sparring, he made it seem like a real fight. I wasn’t able to tell the difference and it’s all thanks to him. For weeks, I prepared for this very exact moment and that’s when I realized that I had absolutely nothing to be afraid of. All I had to do was fight and spar like I had trained. It was fascinating. I want to continue training with Fight Ready so I’ll be coming to the U.S. more often.”