“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will return to the UFC on Saturday after over three years away from the sport.
Jung will fight Dennis Bermudez in the main event on the UFC’s annual SuperBowl weekend event.
Jung’s absence from the sport is due to him fulfilling his mandatory military service in his home country of South Korea.
“Because all of the injuries and surgeries that I had from MMA, I was given a government office job,” Jung said in an interview with Ariel Helwani. So, basically, I was like a civil servant. After basic training, I was able to live at home and commute to work.
In his last fight, Jung fought for the UFC Featherweight Championship against then-champion Jose Aldo. Jung lost the fight via TKO. During his interview, Jung shared his thoughts on Aldo and the man who won the title from him Conor McGregor.
“I kind of hope Aldo moves up to lightweight and beats McGregor,” Jung said. I actually like both of them, as fighters, since I fought Aldo, I like him a little bit more.”
Jung then talked about his upcoming main-event fight against Bermudez.
“It doesn’t really matter to me who I fight, but I was hoping for a fight against someone ranked right around where Bermudez is, so in that regard, I’m happy about the match-up,” Jung said.
“If I get a win over Bermudez, I’m hoping one more win will get me a title shot. Of course, we’ll have to see how everything goes, but that would be my ideal scenario.”
“UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie” will take place Feb. 4 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.