Dan Ige Says Fight With ‘The Korean Zombie’ “Makes Sense”
By FCF Staff
After recording an electrifying, knockout win over Gavin Tucker, Dan Ige is calling for a fight with Chan Sung Jung.
Ige returned to the win column at the UFC’s March 13th card, by quickly taking Tucker out with a booming right hand. The featherweight was fighting for the first time since July, 2020, when Ige dropped a decision loss to Calvin Kattar.
Recently Ige (15-3) spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing his hopes for his next bout, the 29-year-old said this.
“I’ve kinda let just let the fans and the media create some buzz around it,” Ige stated. “I’m no matchmaker, but it definitely makes sense. ‘Zombie,’ he’s in the top-five echelon and obviously I’m aiming towards the title and, in order to get to the title, I gotta beat guys in that top five. But Dana said, I’ll say it, I’m a guy that’ll fight anyone. I don’t shy away from any challenge.”
“I took on Gavin Tucker, who was a big risk for me and he didn’t have a number next to his name, but I’m not moaning or groaning or complaining about it. I love a challenge, so I think the Zombie fight makes a lot of sense. He’s a guy that comes in, he’s literally a zombie. If you look at my style, you can call me a zombie as well. I’ve never been finished, I can take a shot if I need to, and I always come forward, so that’s just a sick fight.”
The 34-year-old Jung (16-6), meanwhile, is coming off a decision loss to Brian Ortega in October.