Korean ‘Zombie’ will be a replacement for Max Holloway?



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Korean ‘Zombie’ will be a replacement for Max Holloway?

Bad news for the UFC and all MMA fans, arrived yesterday from Max Holloway’s camp. The first featherweight challenger will unfortunately not be able to perform on March 5 at the UFC 272 event. Holloway was to fight Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC lightweight title.

It would also be their third match, and in both so far, Volkanovski celebrated. Max canceled his performance due to injury, and it is currently unknown how long his recovery will take. However, judging by the reactions of some fighters from the category, but also the champion himself, it seems that the UFC could look for a replacement, that is, Volkanovski could still perform as part of the UFC 272 event.

Chan Sung Jung, better known as "Korean Zombie", is a name that stands out as the most likely option to jump in as a replacement. His manager Jason House, in an interview with MMA Junkie, confirmed that his fighter wants the opportunity.

'' KZ is also more than eager to jump in and fight for the title at UFC 272. Looking at the ranking, he is the next best-ranked fighter with a win in the last match, and this is a fight that many have been talking about for some time.

If he gets the chance, he will show that he is the best in the world, '' said Jason House. By the way, the Korean is currently fourth in the list of challengers in the lightweight category. Except for the champions, ahead of him are Holloway, Brian Ortega, and Yair Rodriguez.

So, Max canceled the match due to injury, Ortega lost in the last match to Volkanovski, and Yair Rodriguez lost to Max Holloway. "Korean Zombie" on the other hand, in his last performance so far, defeated Dan Ige with a unanimous decision.

Three wins in the last four appearances, the performance of the Korean, and the only defeat was inflicted on him by Brian Ortega. Alexander Volkanovski is also interested in the match against Chan Sung Jung, and he confirmed this via Twitter, tagging "Zombie" in "tweet" and writing: "Let's do it!"

Korean Zombie or Josh Emmet

However, it is not only the "Korean Zombie" who is interested in jumping into the belt match in the lightweight category.

Josh Emmett also highlighted his candidacy. The 36-year-old American fighter is currently in a string of four wins, and has mastered sound names such as Dan Ige, Shane Burgos, Mirsad Bektic, and Michael Johnson. He is currently sixth in the challenger rankings, and for MMA Junkie, he explained why he should be a replacement for Holloway.

'' This is exactly what I was talking about. I think that I am the only fighter at the top of the category, without getting the opportunity to fight against the best guys." "Volkanovski and I stylistically make the best 'matchup'

Sign me and I'll be ready to fire. I always wanted to be ready in case something like this happened, for someone to cancel the match." "You have to be ready to seize opportunities, and I will never run away from opportunities, especially these. I want a fight against Volkanovski, "Emmett said. We will see who'll be the next opponent for Volkanovski