“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung went out as only he could.
Jung announced his retirement from mixed martial arts Saturday following a thrilling knockout loss to Max Holloway at UFC Singapore. It was another instant classic from one of the most exciting competitors to ever lace up four-ounce gloves, as Jung brought fire and brimstone to Holloway in the third round after nearly getting finished just minutes earlier. Holloway ultimately landed a right hand that downed Jung in the chaos, but the entire scene was just one last gift to fight fans from Jung after a 16-year run of chaotic bouts.
Jung’s emotional retirement spurred plenty of reactions from the MMA world, with former champs like Conor McGregor and Demetrious Johnson chiming in to pay their respects to the fan favorite. Check out how the MMA world paid respect to Jung and his retirement at UFC Singapore below.
Well done Korean Zombie
What a goer!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 26, 2023
Congrats on a great career @KoreanZombieMMA it’s been awesome watching you fight but more importantly the great human that you are. Congrats on retirement.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) August 26, 2023
Farewell,@KoreanZombieMMA ! Your MMA journey has been inspiring. Always hoped to someday share the cage with you, but regardless, your warrior spirit resonates. Enjoy retirement and best wishes to you and your family! #MMA #Legend
— Movsar Evloev (@MovsarUFC) August 26, 2023
Congrats legend Chan sung Jung
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 26, 2023
Funk man. I’m gonna miss the Zombie bro. Would’ve been a hell of a fight to
Have before we both retired. #UFCSingapore
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 26, 2023