‘He doesn’t have punching power’

LAS VEGAS – Chan Sung Jung is gunning for a face-off with Max Holloway to figure out the clear featherweight No. 1 competitor after his success in the UFC on ESPN 25 centerpiece.

After beating Dan Ige by consentaneous choice in Saturday’s featherweight headliner at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas, “The Korean Zombie’ attended the post-fight press conference and delivered a rare message in English.

Jung (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) said he would be more than eager to fight Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC), and criticized the former UFC champ’s punching power.

“Max, he doesn’t have punching power, but I have punching power,” Jung informed Mixed Martial Arts Addict. “I can beat him.”

Jung’s success over Ige (15-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-3 UFC) was the very first time he required the judges in getting his hand raised because 2008. It was a tactical efficiency from him, and one that saw Jung rely greatly on his ground video game with takedowns, positional control, and submission efforts.

It was a crucial win for the 34-year-old after losing a title remover versus Brian Ortega in his previous trip. Ortega is anticipated to challenge champ Alexander Volkanovski in September, and Holloway just recently withdrew from a July 17 date with Yair Rodriguez due to injury.

If Holloway can return within an affordable quantity of time and the promo chooses to change equipments from the Rodriguez battle, Jung would eventually take it.

“This fight really gave me the confidence that I can mix it up and I can be the world champion,” Jung stated through an interpreter. “Definitely I want a title shot first. If I can’t get a title shot then I’m willing to fight Max, but I respect Yair and don’t want to do the way of kind of jumping between those two when they were already set to fight.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.