Tuesday, March 5

Korean Zombie on choice to retire from MMA: ‘I felt that I do not have that chin any longer’

The Korean Zombie is still adapting to life beyond the cage.

In August, Zombie– genuine name Chan Sung Jung– formally retired from MMA following his knockout loss to Max Holloway in the primary occasion of UFC Singapore. Still just 36 years of ages and among the leading featherweights on the planet, Zombie might continue battling, however Zombie states provided how the battle went, he understood it was time to leave.

“The amusing aspect of this battle is I keep in mind each and every single second of the battle,” Zombie stated just recently on The MMA Hour“From the minute I got dropped, each and every single punch I tossed, each and every single punch that struck me. In the 2nd round when I got dropped, I saw the punch coming, I believed I evaded it, however I was dropped. I resembled, ‘What struck me?’ In the preliminary I was wobbled a bit and in the 3rd round everyone saw I got torn down.

“After experiencing these minutes, I felt that I do not have that chin any longer. I’ve been having mental retardation throughout the years, so I do not have that chin any longer. I’m not going to state any names however there are fighter who, when they were young, utilized to have an actually excellent chin, however then as they age they get mental retardation, their chin gets weaker, and they get regularly dropped. If the fighter stops working to acknowledge the reality that they got old and their chin got weaker, completion isn’t as charming. I didn’t wish to end up being that fighter, so I chose to retire at that minute.”

Regardless of never ever ending up being champ, Zombie is among the most precious fighters in MMA history. Understood for his interesting, action-packed design and his the resilience which made him the name “Zombie,” Jung left the UFC how he went into the promo: disorderly and violent. After almost getting completed in the 2nd round, Zombie came out for the 3rd round versus Holloway and began battling that he states was done as an throwback to his very first battle under the Zuffa banner, his war with Leonard Garcia in 2010.

“I absolutely wished to reveal the crowd the timeless Zombie,” Jung stated. “If the fans enjoyed my very first battle in the WEC, that’s how I combated initially. I sort of wished to place on a program for the fans and return to the old variation of me and place on a program. I type of headed out the method I can be found in this company. I’m pleased the battle went as it did.”

Had Zombie won the battle, he stated he would have attempted to have the UFC go back to South Korea for a rematch with Brian Ortega or Yair Rodriguez. Rather, he was left reflecting on a profession he states he’s very grateful for.

“Before I put the gloves down, I didn’t truly feel anything, however after I put the gloves down on the canvas and bowed down ideal besides the gloves,

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