TKZ: Pettis hasn’t earned his shot

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Chan Sung Jung, or The Korean Zombie, was riding a 3-fight win streak before being sidelined with a rotator cuff injury. He wasn’t the next in line for a featherweight title shot, but was probably a win away. Although he agrees he doesn’t quite deserve the title shot, he expressed that Anthony Pettis has not rightfully earned it either:

Chris: If you are victorious against Lamas at UFC 162, is there a preference in regards to whom you would rather face next, Pettis or Aldo?

Jung: Aldo. First off, I feel kind of like Pettis “cut in line”. But, the main reason is that Aldo has been the champ since the WEC days. He’s seen as unbeatable, so for several different reasons, it would mean more to me to fight, and beat, Jose Aldo.

Chris: How upset were you when you heard that Anthony Pettis, who went 3-1 in the UFC’s lightweight division, was being granted an immediate title shot after deciding to drop down in weight to 145lbs?

Jung: I disagree with the choice. It’s not as though I feel like I should be the one fighting Aldo, either. It’s just that Pettis hasn’t really earned a place in the division yet. I think that Lamas, myself or even some other guys should’ve gotten the title shot before Pettis.

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