TKZ: I'm ready for Aldo

by Dallas Winston | source:

"I doubt that they'll make that match up right now, but if they do I think I'd be ready for it," Jung mused. "I'm guessing that the matchmakers will give me at least one fight and if I win that then maybe I'll be in line for a title shot, but that's up to the UFC to decide. But, whenever I get the shot, I'll be ready.

The Korean talent now joins Chad Mendes and Hatsu Hioki as the front-running threats to Jose Aldo's legacy, and Jung shared his thoughts on how he matches up with the champ and top contenders. "They're all tough fighters. There are no easy match ups in the UFC. They all pose their own unique challenges and strong points, so I wouldn't really call any of them better or worse match ups."

Considering his ascension in the ranks in such a short time, the fact that the burgeoning featherweight is just twenty-four years old holds much promise for the future. I asked Jung what aspect he felt he'd improved the most, what areas he was still working on and whether another trip to Team Alpha Male to train with Urijah Faber was on the horizon.

"I think I've improved my game overall and I keep trying to improve as an all around fighter. This is mixed martial arts, so it's important to work on all facets of your game, whether it's striking, wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, whatever. I'm always trying to get better at everything," he said. "I definitely want to get back to train with Team Alpha Male again, but at this point I don't know when that will be. The training at Korean Top Team is top notch, so I know I'm getting great training here, but yes, when the time and situation permit I would like to go back and train some more with Urijah and the guys."

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tags: Chan Sung Jung (detail)  Korean Zombie   Jose Aldo (detail)  UFC   


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LayNprayNINJA site profile image  

12/21/11 1:36 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 The stalking part yes, but the technique or "style" of striking is very different between the two.

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12/21/11 1:35 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 Crap that's right. Bartomus! Hard to pick there as a fan. I Love Hioki but Bart is a local....good scrap.

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12/21/11 1:28 PM by crumbs

From a purely business stand point , Hioki gets the next crack and deserving so, and you let TKZ get another fight and build him up even more.Aldo is stylistically a very good match up for Hioki, he looked incredible vs Sandro , who while not as good as Aldo , has a similar stalking striking style.But, Aldo/mendes vs TKZ im sure would be a awesome fight, I would watch.

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12/21/11 1:07 PM by French Fries Malone

That's a badass fight but I believe hioki has a fight for ufc japan. Let's see TKZ fight a bit first, the hominik KO is probably a combination of fluke and luck. Put him in there with another top 5-10 first before feeding him to Aldo

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12/21/11 12:51 PM by LayNprayNINJA

 Hioki vs. Zombie is a GREAT match to make now.

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12/21/11 12:46 PM by Auzzie

I agree, but don't judge him on the roop fight. I can't think of another fighter in mma history who tried to form a character (korean zombie) over winning a fight. All he did was throw haymakers in that fight, and it was obvious why he did so. Even Dana White and everyone else calls him Korean Zombie, like that's his real name. I think he was pressured to be someone that he didn't have to be. Anyway, KZ would beat Roop today; but I think he does need one more fight cause a top 3 of top 5 five guy before fighting the champ.

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12/21/11 12:34 PM by ajsr

I'm a massive Korean Zombie fan, but let's be honest, he is two fights removed from being brutally KO'd by George Roop. He is only 24, time is on his side. I hope he get's quite a bit more experience under his belt before stepping in with Aldo.