He's not Chan Sung Jung, but Dustin Poirier will have to fights a different kind of zombie tin the UFC on FUEL TV 3 main event on May 15, 2012.
The producers of FIGHTVILLE, which is a groundbreaking documentary that follows the lives of several fighters, including breakout Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight phenom Dustin Poirier and his mentor "Crazy" Tim Credeur as they competed in the regional Louisiana mixed martial arts (MMA) circuit, recently returned to the scene of the original inspiration.
You see, two years have elapsed since FIGHTVILLE wrapped filming. It's finally set to premiere this month (April 20, 2012) at select theaters in New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, Calif.; however, much has changed in the life of "Diamond" in the past 24 months.
He most recently ran through Max Holloway at UFC 143 with a wicked triangle/armbar submission inside the first round, pushing his unbeaten streak inside the Octagon to five since making his debut with the promotion. Poirier is now set to slay Chan Sung Jung in the UFC on FUEL TV 3 main event, which was recently made official for the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 15, 2012.
The winner of the 145-pound bout will likely go on to challenge Jose Aldo for the division's 145-pound strap sometime later this year.
To prepare for the showdown with the "Korean Zombie," as well as promote his upcoming film, Poirier did what any typical fighter in his position would do and released a promotional video of him about to go to war with not one, but an army, of living dead.
Check out the video after the jump:
To watch the FIGHTVILLE video trailer click here (It will also be available on iTunes, VuDu, Xbox and Cable VoD [Cox, Comcast, Time Warner] on April 20).
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