In October, Chan Sung Jung came out of a ten-month absence and faced Brian Ortega. Unfortunately for “The Korean Zombie,” his comeback ended in a unanimous decision loss.
Now ready to bounce back and take on the new year, Zombie has named his next opponent of choice.
“I want Zabit (Magomedsharipov),” he told MMA Junkie via a translator. “That’s the fight that’s going to get me closest to a title shot. More than that, I want to once again try to prove myself against one of the hottest fighters in the division and prove that I’m still capable of competing at the highest level. Of course, I would understand if he doesn’t want to fight me.
“This is a fight that would bring the fans to their feet,” he added. “(He) and I are both entertainers and extremely competitive, so I think he’d like to step in the octagon with me.
“A win for both of us would mean a lot for our careers, and it would be an amazing match. The ball is in Zabit’s court; I want this fight to kick off 2021.”
Currently undefeated in the UFC, Zabit hasn’t fought since November 2019. He was previously lined up to face Yair Rodriguez earlier in the year, but the bout never materialized.