Wednesday, July 6, 2022

UFC Featherweight Division: Murky Waters

By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

On Tuesday night Chan Sung Jung a.k.a. the Korean Zombie turned an emerging title contender into a nearly helpless victim. Dustin Poirier entered the headlining bout of UFC on Fuel TV 3 as a generally perceived favorite, riding a four fight promotional win streak, having stomped two highly touted prospects in the process: Josh Grispi and Pablo Garza. By all accounts “The Diamond” looked like a man who may be primed to challenge champion Jose Aldo in the not-too distant future. But the Korean Zombie had entirely different plans.

While Poirier fought valiantly, and kept himself in the fight for the majority of its duration, it was obvious early that Jung had spent some time developing as of late. His striking looked far more disciplined than what we

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