UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung has only fought under the Zuffa banner five times including his stint in WEC but “The Korean Zombie” has already earned himself the label of being a fan-favorite based on his aggressive style. Jung has been known to march into a melee when required and the strategy has paid off more often than not, scoring him a number of bonuses and impressive wins along the way. However, with a bout this weekend against champion Jose Aldo at UFC 163, Jung understands the tilt is anything but typical and, as a result, may be showcasing a different set of skills on Saturday night than the one folks have become accustomed to.
“It’s very important to me to put on exciting fights. I like that fighting style and I want to entertain the fans as much as possible. But winning is obviously the most important thing,” said Jung in an interview with MMAJunkie. “A lot of how I fight is instinctual. Especially in that first Leonard Garcia fight, I fought on my instincts, what people describe as the zombie style. After the George Roop fight, I did a lot of thinking about my fighting style.”
“For this fight as well, I’ve thought a lot about how it’s going to unfold,” he continued. “I don’t want to give too much away, but I think I’ve changed.”
With finishes of Leonard Garcia, Mark Hominick, and Dustin Poirier in his last three fights it seems the 13-3 Jung may not want to adjust his approach too dramatically. Then again, considering Aldo’s 21-1 mark and overall excellence in the Octagon, he could be on to something if aiming to exit the cage with the title in tow.