Move over, Henry Cejudo and Max Holloway, the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung has offered to fight Alexander Volkanovski.
“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (17-6-0) responded affirmatively on Twitter to a request from featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski to step in and fight him at UFC 272 Friday.
— Chan Sung Jung (@KoreanZombieMMA) January 8, 2022
Jung (17-6-0), 34, has won three of his last four contests, including a decision over Dan Ige in his last bout. He is currently ranked No. 4 in the division.
According to ESPN, Volkanovski’s original opponent, Holloway pulled out Friday with an injury, creating a spot in the main event.
The UFC has not yet officially confirmed Holloway’s injury or Volkanovski’s replacement.
Cejudo, a former flyweight and bantamweight champion who is now retired, threw his hat into the ring Friday, offering to fight Volkanovski.
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 7, 2022
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.
UFC 272 is scheduled for Mar. 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other scheduled bouts include:
(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI (23-1-0) VS. ?
(C) ALJAMAIN STERLING (20-3-0) VS. PETR YAN (16-2-0)
#3 MARINA RODRIGUEZ (15-1-2) VS. #4 YAN XIAONAN (13-2-0, 1NC)
JALIN TURNER (11-5-0) VS. JAMIE MULLARKEY (14-4-0)
EDSON BARBOZA (22-10-0) VS. BRYCE MITCHELL (14-0-0)
#9 JESSICA EYE (15-10-0) VS. #14 MANON FIOROT (8-1-0)
MARIYA AGAPOVA (10-2-0) VS. MARYNA MOROZ (10-3-0)
TIM ELLIOTT (17-12-1) VS. TAGIR ULANBEKOV (14-1-0)
MICHEL OLEKSIEJCZUK (16-4-0, 1NC) VS. DUSTIN JACOBY (16-5-1)
More bouts are expected to be announced.