UFC FN 104: Chan Sung Jung Outlines Why “Time Away Was Good For Me”
By FCF Staff
When Chan Sung Jung faces Dennis Bermudez this weekend at UFC Fight Night 104, he’ll be competing for the first time since 2013, but “The Korean Zombie” isn’t concerned about ring rust.
Jung (13-4) is returning to the Octagon for the first time this Saturday, since he was stopped by featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 163. The popular fighter injured his shoulder during the bout, and then Jung entered the South Korean military, to complete his mandatory two years of service.
Recently the 29 year-old spoke with MMA Fighting, and when asked if he’s concerned about the fact he hasn’t fought in over three years, Jung stated:
“It’s been a while, but since I was able to continue to workout and stay in shape, I’m not too worried about it. The time away was good for me in that I was able to heal a lot of old injuries and really improve on a lot of my skills, so in that way, it may have been a blessing in disguise. I guess we’ll find out when I get into the Octagon.”
In Bermudez, Jung will take on the featherweight division’s #9 ranked fighter. When asked where a win over Bermudez would place Jung in the title shot picture, “TKZ” said:
“If I get a win over Bermudez, I’m hoping one more win will get me a title shot. Of course, we’ll have to see how everything goes, but that would be my ideal scenario.
UFC FN 104 will take place in Houston, Texas.