‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung willing to step in against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 272

Alexander Volkanovski requires a challenger and he has at least one prospective suitor.

With Max Holloway out of the UFC 272 headliner versus the featherweight champ due to injury, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung has actually raised his hand in the hopes of scoring his 2nd marketing title difficulty.

Jung’s supervisor Jason Home, of Iridium Sports Firm, verified Friday to mixed martial arts Addict that the fan-favorite Korean fighter wants and able to enter the slot.

“KZ is more than willing to step in and fight for the title at UFC 272,” Home stated. “Looking at the rankings, he is the next highest ranked fighter coming off a win and this is a fight many have talked about for quite a while now. Given the opportunity, he will show that he’s the best in the world.”

Jung (17-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 7-5 UFC) has actually won 3 of his latest 4 bouts. After back-to-back wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar, Jung lost a unanimous choice to Brian Ortega in January 2021. In his latest trip, Jung stormed back with a win over Dan Ige. In the battle, Jung hurt his shoulder.

In October, Jung’s head coach Eddie Cha, of Battle Ready mixed martial arts, informed mixed martial arts Addict the healing procedure had actually taken a little bit longer than anticipated, however that his fighter was nearing a go back to training.

UFC 272 happens Saturday, March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.