Chan Sung Jung desires Max Holloway subsequent: ‘He would not have punching energy’
LAS VEGAS – Chan Sung Jung is gunning for a showdown with Max Holloway to find out the clear featherweight No. 1 contender after his victory within the UFC on ESPN 25 important occasion.
After beating Dan Ige by unanimous determination in Saturday’s featherweight headliner on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, “The Korean Zombie’ attended the post-fight press convention and delivered a uncommon message in English.
Jung (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) stated he can be greater than desirous to struggle Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC), and criticized the previous UFC champ’s punching energy.
“Max, he doesn’t have punching energy, however I’ve punching energy,” Jung advised MMA Junkie. “I can beat him.”
Jung’s victory over Ige (15-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) was the primary time he wanted the judges in getting his hand raised since 2008. It was a tactical efficiency from him, and one which noticed Jung rely closely on his floor sport with takedowns, positional management, and submission makes an attempt.
It was an vital win for the 34-year-old after shedding a title eliminator in opposition to Brian Ortega in his earlier outing. Ortega is anticipated to problem champion Alexander Volkanovski in September, and Holloway lately withdrew from a July 17 date with Yair Rodriguez on account of harm.
If Holloway can return inside an affordable period of time and the promotion opts to change gears from the Rodriguez struggle, Jung would in the end take it.
“This struggle actually gave me the boldness that I can combine it up and I will be the world champion,” Jung stated by means of an interpreter. “Undoubtedly I need a title shot first. If I can’t get a title shot then I’m prepared to struggle Max, however I respect Yair and don’t need to do the best way of sort of leaping between these two once they have been already set to struggle.”