The South Korean fighter Chan Sung Jung is #4 in the featherweight division of UFC. He is scheduled to face Dan Ige in his upcoming fight. Ahead of his fight, here is a list of five things you didn't know about Jung.
Jung earned the nickname ‘The Korean Zombie’ because of his exciting fighting style. His teammates said he fights like a zombie even after taking significant damage he walks ahead. Hence, they started calling him The Korean Zombie.
In South Korea, it is mandatory for every man to serve in the military. Hence Jung put a hold on his MMA career and completed his two-year service in the military from 2014 to 2016.
Jung was bullied in his teenage years to an extent that his aunt put him in a Hapkido gym. Hapkido is a traditional Korean form of self-defense. It comprises locks, throws, grappling and striking. Later he practiced kickboxing, judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and sambo.
Jung fought his first professional fight at the age of 20 at Super Sambo Festival in June 2007. With his aggressive fighting style, young Jung remained unbeaten in his first nine professional bouts, only two of which went to the judges.
‘The Korean Zombie’ has many alluring records on his resume. His twister (back twist) submission was selected as the submission of the year 2011 at MMA awards. Jung has won Submission of the Night twice, and Knockout of the Night, Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night one each.