Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski said that he felt bad for the former title challenger Jung Chang-sung, aka ‘The Korean Zombie’ following their fight last weekend. Volkanovski said that Jung received way too much damage.
Alexander Volkanovski appeared sharper than usual when he headlined UFC 273 to defend his featherweight title. The two viciously clashed, but Volkanovski managed to get the better of Jung. Before the 4th round started, Jung was already covered in blood and wasn’t even able to sit down on the stool.
However, the 35-year-old insisted on continuing the fight. Of course, the 4th round was a complete domination by Volkanovski, and the referee, Herb Dean, stopped it 45 seconds into the 4th round.
Jung Chang-sung’s condition that night surely concerned many people. Alexander Volkanovski himself admitted that he felt bad for Jung. During a talk with BT Sport, Volkanovski gave his thoughts on the fight. The 29-year-old Australian felt bad having to beat a battered opponent.
“There were plenty of openings, I landed some big shots. He showed why he’s called ‘The Zombie.‘ He just would not give up. The ref had to stop it, he was taking way too much damage. I started feeling bad in there, that‘s how much damage he was taking. So credit to the dude for being so tough.” Volkanovski said.
He also added that it’s even harder for him knowing that The Korean Zombie is a guy with a kind attitude. He also hoped Jung would have a fast recovery. “But man, I’m sick of just punching these tough guys’ heads into the canvas, I almost feel bad. But at the same time, he’s a nice, respectful guy. Hopefully he does well and hopefully he goes back to his home being healthy.” Volkanovski added.
With this victory, Volkanovski marked his 21st winning streak. Volkanovski remains undefeated since joining the UFC in 2016. For his next opponent, a trilogy with Max Holloway would be something UFC fans would love to see. The former two-division champion, Henry Cejudo, could also be a potential opponent. Cejudo has announced that he will be coming out of retirement to compete in the featherweight division.