Chan Sung Jung — better known as “The Korean Zombie” — fought the last fight in his iconic career at UFC Singapore yesterday (Sat., Aug. 26, 2023), getting slept by Max Holloway in the third round from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore (watch highlights). The South Korean legend picked up one last “Performance of the Night” bonus for his wild fight with Holloway ... for as long as it lasted.
Following his knockout loss, “Korean Zombie” laid his gloves down and called it a mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Watch his retirement speech below:
Hours after his final fight, “The Korean Zombie” reacted to his loss (and retirement) via social media:
“I haven’t achieved everything, but I’ve achieved enough, and wanting more in my head is like greed, so I’m trying to stop,” Jung wrote on Instagram (translated through Google). “I feel like I’ve received undeserved love compared to what I’ve done, so I’m grateful to everyone. Now I don’t think I will live a life of being judged and compared anymore, so I feel free, relieved, and scared. In the meantime... Thank you so much for loving Korean Zombie. I was really, really happy while fighting in the UFC. Thank you UFC, [Sean Shelby], [Dana White], for letting me live this life. And it was an honor for [Max Holloway] to be my last fight opponent. Let’s greet each other with a bright smile someday. #End.”
In the end, “The Korean Zombie” finished his MMA with a 17-8 record, going 7-5 in UFC and challenged for the Featherweight title twice. He also accomplished these incredible feats:
- “Fight of the Year” (with Dustin Poirier)
- Picked up nine “Performance of the Night” bonuses
- Fastest knockout in Featherweight history
- Owner of first Twister in UFC history
For complete UFC Singapore results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.