‘You Can Call Me a Zombie’-Dan Ige Calls Out ‘The Korean Zombie’ for a Fight

Published 03/22/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 09: Dan Ige reacts after defeating Mike Santiago in their featherweight fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Following his lightning-quick knockout victory over Gavin Tucker, UFC featherweight Dan Ige spoke to ESPN MMA’s Marc Raimondi. In the interview, the 145 lbs fighter was asked about his future and what’s next for him.

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Ige commented that the future is bright and claimed that he is still looking to improve his game even further. ’50K said, “I mentioned fighting the Korean Zombie and that I something about that fight you know no disrespect at all to Korean Zombie is a legend but that’s the fight. 

I am no matchmaker but that’s a hell of a fight you put us on a poster that’s just a killer fight that’s a great fight for the fans, it’s a great fight for the company.”

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Chan Sung Jung is coming off a loss in his last fight. He got dominated by Brian Ortega for five straight rounds.

Ige feels ‘The Korean Zombie’ has had his time and now it’s his time. ’50K’ is looking to follow up his sensational display at the Apex by adding a huge win to his resume. Stopping a tough fighter in ‘The Korean Zombie’ will do the trick.

Dan Ige feels he can take a shot just like Chan Sung Jung

Dan Ige called himself a ‘Zombie’ as well as he feels his fighting style is similar and can take a shot. ’50K’said, “If you just look at our two styles like you can call me a Zombie as well. Like I have never been finished, I go in there like I can take a shot if I need to. I am not proud of that, but I can take a shot if I need to and he’s got a hell of a chin. So that’s a fight of the night guarantee.”

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 18: (R-L) ‘The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung battles Brian Ortega in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside. Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ige looks interested in fighting ‘The Korean Zombie’ and MMA fans may be very interested in seeing this potential ‘Fight of the Night’ fight unfold. It remains to be seen if the matchmakers are thinking along the same lines as well.

Do you think the UFC will book Dan Ige against Chan Sung Jung?

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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