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UFC 272: Volkanovski and Korean Zombie agree in principle on Twitter to fight

But UFC still mum on Holloway's injury and Volkanovski's replacement

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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.

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.

 

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.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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