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Thread: Korean Zombie' after UFC 163 injury: 'I would love to get a rematch'

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    Default Korean Zombie' after UFC 163 injury: 'I would love to get a rematch'

    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...-get-a-rematch

    In the headliner of Saturday's UFC 163 pay-per-view event at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena, "The Korean Zombie" proved a handful for the usually fleet-footed champion. As the fight reached its midway appoint, Jung became more aggressive with his attacks and put Aldo on the defensive. But while winging a right hand in the fourth round, Jung's shoulder dislocated, and Aldo pounced.

    Jung attempted to reset it himself, to no avail.

    "I felt like my strategy was starting to work, in particular in the fourth round," the Korean fighter said through a translator. "I was starting to turn up the intensity.

    "Unfortunately, when I separated my shoulder, I tried to put it back in myself, but it didn't work, and I think Jose noticed my shoulder was out, and he kicked me three times really hard. So unfortunately, the shoulder was not able to be put back in."

    Jung winced in pain as nearly everyone in the arena realized what had happened (check out the Aldo vs. Jung video highlights), and though he tried to fix it himself, he clearly was in trouble. Aldo, in securing his seventh straight UFC/WEC title defense, immediately unloaded a barrage of kicks and punches to force the referee's intervention before Jung ever got the chance.

    Heading into the fight, where the challenger was a massive underdog to the long-reigning champion, pre-fight marketing materials focused on Jung's ability to absorb and push forward despite mounting punishment. However, he said he simply couldn't overcome the shoulder injury, which left him grunting and moaning in pain after the fight's stoppage.

    "It was really painful when it first separated, but they took us back to the medical room, and they popped it back into place," said Jung, who attended the post-fight press conference sporting an arm sling and the customary cuts and bruises. "It feels OK."

    A time table wasn't given for Jung's recovery, and he'll likely need to consult with additional doctors to get even a general idea. But his performance against Aldo, who was slowed by an early-fight foot injury, convinced Jung he's ready for another shot at the belt, though he knows it's unlikely to happen in a division that's quickly become of the UFC's (and MMA's) most competitive.

    So Jung, who suffered his first loss in four UFC fights, is resigned to the fact that he'll need to work his way back up.

    "As far as the rematch goes, I would love to get a rematch," he said. "I would love to ask for a rematch, but I think there are other people that are waiting in line, and I probably have to get a couple more wins in the division before they'll give me another shot at the title."
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    Zombie did well and I think with some more improvements he could win the rematch.

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    I thought so too. It was a real unfortunate ending to the fight.

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    The injury kind of reminded me of Sakuraba/Wand II last night.

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    Really the 4th round was that good for the zombie?
    Because I watched round 1 and 2 and small parts of the 3rd round and all I saw was Aldo dominating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    Zombie did well and I think with some more improvements he could win the rematch.
    Did well? He just lasted. At no point did he give any inclination that he was going to win that fight or a future potential rematch. If anything the rematch will go worse given that Aldo lost his biggest weapon 2.5 minutes into this fight and still won every round decisively. In a rematch, Aldo will break Jung's legs down early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Did well? He just lasted. At no point did he give any inclination that he was going to win that fight or a future potential rematch. If anything the rematch will go worse given that Aldo lost his biggest weapon 2.5 minutes into this fight and still won every round decisively. In a rematch, Aldo will break Jung's legs down early.
    He did better than most guys aldo has fought. Admittedly I'm a mark for Jung but I expected him to get ko'd in the second. I was happier with his performance than I expected to be. He has grown a lot as a fighter and I see potential for him to grow even more. I can see him earning another shot in time and possibly winning. I don't think it's impossible.

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    Before I read the thread I imagined FG's post would be "Lamas would be champ if he fought a one-footed Aldo".

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