‘I truly believe I can still be a champion’

In spite of failing versus Chan Sung Jung, Dan Ige hasn’t quit on his champion goals.

Ige (15-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-3 UFC) dropped a unanimous choice to “The Korean Zombie” in the primary occasion of UFC on ESPN 25 on Saturday. He discovered early success on the feet, however eventually was outmatched on the canvas.

The 29-year-old will return to the drawing board following his loss to Jung (17-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-3 UFC), however is positive he can make the required modifications to assist move him to the upper tier of the featherweight department.

“I went out there I fought my best,” Ige stated in his post-fight interview in the cage. “I came in at my absolute best. I have no excuses. The ‘Zombie’ is an absolute legend. I’ve been watching this guy since I graduated from high school. I was watching him from the WEC days to here now in the UFC, and he’s still one of the best in the world – and that’s all I want. I want to test myself against the absolute best in the world. I truly believe I can still be a champion. I just have little small things to work on. I’ll be back better and stronger.”

A marked-up Ige required to Instagram simply hours after his battle and seems in great spirits.

“Love you all. I’ll be back. God is good.”


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.