‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung fought Brian Ortega for 25 minutes on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 180, but he’s since admitted that he can’t actually remember the final 15 minutes of the battle!
TKZ got his nickname for his ability to keep fighting despite taking huge amounts of punishment and he showed why in the fight after eating a perfectly timed spinning elbow from Ortega during the fight that briefly sent him to the canvas.
Somehow Jung rose back up to his feet in the finest Zombie traditions and continued to stay somewhat competitive for the remainder of the bout, even though it appears that he was essentially on auto-pilot.
“I don’t remember round 3,4,5 I don’t remember, but it’s so amazing to see you fighting..,” a roughly translated version of Jung’s Instagram post reads after he watched back the fight to see what actually happened. “Haha.. I have to find out why I lost when I lose the game.. the opponent was too high, south I was supposed to attract my opponent when I was in the middle of the day.. but I’m just a fool who hit such a elbow. Ortega did so well.. and it’s just that I’m so ashamed of myself right now. Thank you for your support though. Sorry.”
“When I lose a match, I have to analyze why I lost. Ortega fought in southpaw stance a lot and when facing southpaw, I was supposed to bait him in but I was a stupid idiot for getting caught by that elbow. Ortega fought extremely well.. And right now, I’m just completely embarrassed / ashamed of myself. But I really want to thank you guys for rooting for me and I’m really sorry.”
The fight ended the 33-year-old Jung’s two-fight winning streak which had saw him earn TKO victories over Frankie Edgar and Renato Moicano last year.