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'Korean Zombie:' Anthony Pettis 'cut' featherweight line, didn't earn Jose Aldo UFC 163 title shot

According to Chan Sung Jung, Anthony Pettis hasn't earned the right to challenge Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight strap. In fact, “Korean Zombie” says "Showtime" flat out ditched the 145-pound contender line.

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Add one more to the list of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight title contenders who are upset and disagree with the decision to grant Anthony Pettis -- a former lightweight -- a title fight against 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo.

Chan Sung Jung, much like his colleague Ricardo Lamas -- who recently cried foul at the decision, while his trainer flat out labeled the matchmaking "bullshit" -- doesn't feel Pettis deserves to challenge for the featherweight crown.

"Showtime" was gifted a fight against "Scarface" after he sent a text message to company president Dana White, requesting the opportunity to challenge the champ shortly after Aldo's win over former 155-pound title holder Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 in Feb. 2013.

It seems Pettis, the top Lightweight contender at the time, didn't want to wait around for division champion Ben Henderson to get done dealing with Gilbert Melendez.

Regardless, when asked who he'd rather face between Pettis and Aldo, "The Korean Zombie" made his choice clear, while simultaneously expressing his disapproval at Pettis' front ditch.

His words (via

"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. I disagree with the choice (of Pettis). 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."

Despite his Jung's misgivings, Pettis will attempt to dethrone Aldo from the top of the featherweight mountain at UFC 163, which takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 3, 2013, while "Korean Zombie" and Lamas are booked to battle at UFC 162 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 6, 2013.

Perhaps the winner will finally have a chance to earn their much-desired title shot. Unless, of course, another top Lightweight feels entitled.

For what it's worth, Edgar didn't catch nearly as much (if any) flak for receiving an immediate title shot against Aldo in his Octagon featherweight debut this past Super Bowl Weekend. And he was coming off two losses.

Then again, it was branded a "super fight."

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