Korean Zombie: Anthony Pettis 'cut in line' for UFC 163 title shot against Jose Aldo

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Anthony Pettis dropped down from the UFC's Lightweight division for an immediate title shot against UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Chan Sung Jung aka "the Korean Zombie" is not amused.

Many fans of MMA are looking forward to UFC 163's Featherweight title fight between champ Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis. Chan Sung Jung is not. The 145 pounder, better known as "The Korean Zombie," thinks Pettis should have had to earn his title shot the old fashioned way by getting some wins in the division.

Here's what the Zombie told BJPenn.com:

Interviewer: If you are victorious against Lamas at UFC 162, is there a preference in regards to whom you would rather face next, Pettis or Aldo?

Jung: Aldo. First off, I feel kind of like Pettis "cut in line". But, the main reason is that Aldo has been the champ since the WEC days. He's seen as unbeatable, so for several different reasons, it would mean more to me to fight, and beat, Jose Aldo.

Interviewer: How upset were you when you heard that Anthony Pettis, who went 3-1 in the UFC's lightweight division, was being granted an immediate title shot after deciding to drop down in weight to 145lbs?

Jung: I disagree with the choice. It's not as though I feel like I should be the one fighting Aldo, either. It's just that Pettis hasn't really earned a place in the division yet. I think that Lamas, myself or even some other guys should've gotten the title shot before Pettis.

Jung faces Ricardo Lamas at UFC 162. He hasn't fought since submitting Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel TV 3 in May, 2012 as he's been recovering from shoulder surgery.


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