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Sunday, Jun 20, 2021

Chan Sung Jung Comments on Receiving BJJ Black Belt

Chan Sung Jung (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Chan Sung Jung recorded a pivotal win in his MMA career on Saturday night, but ‘The Korean Zombie’ also added another, impressive accomplishment to his resume.

Jung took on fellow, featherweight contender Dan Ige in the headliner of UFC Vegas 29, and worked his way to a decision win. After the victory, Jung was awarded his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt by Santino Defranco.

While talking to the media afterward, the perennial contender had this to say about the achievement (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I’m super happy with the win, but I’m really happy with receiving my black belt,” Jung said through a translator. “I don’t roll in the gi as much, but I’ve rolled no-gi so much that I love the sport. I’m super thankful to Santino Defranco, my jiu-jitsu coach, for giving me my black belt today.”

The 34-year-old moved his record to 17-6 with the win on Saturday.

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:15 pm
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