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Max Holloway eyeing ‘Korean Zombie’ in Australia later in 2023 - ‘He can get it’

KANSAS CITY, MO — Max Holloway has his eyes set on a fellow UFC legend.

Holloway got back into the win column against Arnold Allen last night (Sat., April 15, 2023) at UFC Kansas City from inside T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo., defeating the English fighter via unanimous decision. With the win over Allen, “Blessed” has now cleared out the top four-ranked Featherweight contenders.

Holloway is in a tough spot currently because a fourth fight with Alexander Volkanovski is not possible anytime soon, but he has defeated everyone in front of him and any contender who has stepped up.

However, there is one name that he is very excited to fight.

During UFC Kansas City’s post-fight press conference (watch here), “Blessed” jumped at the opportunity when asked about a potential fight with Chan Sung Jung.

“Korean Zombie, that is the only guy in my time, with the older guys, that I didn’t get to fight — I would love that fight,” Holloway told “There’s a fight in my agent’s country, Australia, coming up. Australia’s supposed to be happening sometime, we don’t know when. And if Korean Zombie wants to get it, he can get it. He can get it.

“I would love to fight him,” Holloway continued. “That’s one of the guys I’ve been growing up and watching. I’m kind of tripping about how the hell we didn’t fight yet. How did we not fight? If that’s one of the guys, then that’s one of the guys. I would love to fight and share the octagon with him. He’s one of the OGs that I didn’t get to fight yet, we came up in the same era, and we didn’t fight each other. If that’s it, that’s it.”

Jung, 36, has not competed since getting clobbered by Volkanovski at UFC 273 (watch highlights) and has flirted with retirement. However, has learned from a source that a fight with Holloway is something that “The Korean Zombie” has asked for before laying down his gloves.

As for the location, nothing has been confirmed, but a second trip to Australia is definitely on UFC’s to-do list, as Holloway revealed.

For complete UFC Kansas City results and coverage click here.


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