Chan Sung Jung Doesn’t Think Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway Was “Too Close”
By FCF Staff
The expectation is that the UFC is going to give Max Holloway an immediate rematch with new, featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. But, it looks like 145 contender Chan Sung Jung doesn’t see the point.
Holloway faced Volkanovski at UFC 245 in December and the latter outscored the star for the decision win. Since Holloway had defended the featherweight title three times, and because he had won 14 straights bouts while competing at 145, talk about a rematch has been widespread.
But, on account of his back-to-back, stoppage wins over Renato “Moicano” and Frankie Edgar, Jung has been driving for a title shot. While talking to MMA Junkie recently, the South Korean fighter outlined he’s still hoping to face Volkanovski next.
““I heard his (Volkanovski) hand is not healed yet, so we’re hoping that will be true,” Jung said. “The percentages of a rematch and the person that lost the first fight winning, the percentage is so low I don’t understand why they would even do that. I didn’t think that fight was too close. We thought Volkanovski won. I don’t know how (Holloway) got that rematch. No one really gets rematches. We’ll see. I want it now, but I’m willing to wait. If we have to go through another guy, we will.”
During the interview, Jung also made the following claim about a run-in he had with Volkanovski, in a New York hotel lobby:
“We bumped into each other in the lobby earlier today,” Jung said. “His eyes looked like he was a little afraid.”
The 32-year-old Jung currently carries a record of 16-5.