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The Korean Zombie Already Plans Combat Sports Return Despite UFC Retirement: ‘Boxing Would Be Fun For Me’

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However, less than a month removed from said retirement, the 36-year-old has claimed that a potential move to boxing in the future would be something for him to consider – even piquing his interest.Admitting his worry regarding his ability to take clean strikes in recent combat sports outings, Zombie revealed that an apparent diminishing in his chin played a considerable factor in his decision to walk away from mixed martial arts.“If I get the opportunity, maybe boxing,” The Korean Zombie explained. “You know, a lot of MMA fighters try out boxing, right? So, why not me? Boxing would be fun for me, so, yeah.” ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung is admittedly weighing-up a potential future foray in the squared circle, despite retiring from mixed martial arts competition just last month, due to his admitted lack of a ability to survive through adversity in recent fights.

The Korean Zombie weighs up potential move to boxing after UFC exit

“My heart and every part of my body says I could totally go fight again,” The Korean Zombie told MMA Fighting. “But, I think it’s time for me to acknowledge that as far as MMA goes, I’ll probably not be able to fight again. I think it’s time for me to acknowledge that.” Zombie, a two-time featherweight championship challenger under the banner of the UFC, most recently headlined UFC Fight Night Singapore back in August against former division champion, Max Holloway – suffering a thunderous second round walk-off KO loss to the Hawaiian striker.Following the bout, the veteran South Korean favorite placed his gloves on the Octagon canvas and made a heartfelt retirement announcement, calling time on his storied and heralded professional mixed martial arts career.

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