Shit just got Korean.
Everyone's favorite "Zombie" is doing what few featherweight title chasers have done over the past few months -- and that's flat-out call for a 145-pound title shot against reigning division champion Jose Aldo.
I want Jose Aldo. I will end his reign as a Champion.
Jung will likely have to get in line behind Erik Koch, who as of now, is still expected to get first dibs on the Brazilian's belt after "Junior" gets back from injury this October. The pair were originally expected to headline the UFC 149 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 21, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
That means a best case scenario puts 10 months between title defenses.
To complicate matters, Ricardo Lamas threw a wrench into the plans of top-ranked featherweight Hatsu Hioki at the UFC on FX 4 card last Friday night in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition, Cub Swanson proved he's not going away quietly by knocking out The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Champion Ross Pearson at the same event.
This division went from anemic to crowded in just three months.
After he was John Wilkes Boothed by George Roop at WEC 51 in late 2010, "The Korean Zombie" (13-3) managed to string together three consecutive wins, including a career performance against Dustin Poirier at the UFC on FUEL TV 3 broadcast earlier this year.
He's certainly come a long way ... but far enough to give Aldo the fits?
The champion is 21-1 with 15 finishes, including a devastating knockout of Chad Mendes in the featured bout of the UFC 142 event back in January for his first stoppage under the UFC banner. Anyone ready to see these two hook 'em up?
And who wins if they do?