Jung (16-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC), better is believed as “The Korean Zombie” has a reputation as one of the most tantalizing fighters in UFC history. His eight fight-night bonuses in 9 octagon appearances prove as great, so there are high expectations when he will get within the cage, no matter the opponent.
The opponent this time is Ige (15-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC), and he’s no longer making an attempt to evade the reality of what’s doubtless to attain his design when he attain face-to-face with Jung of their headliner at the UFC Apex, which streams on ESPN+.
“He’s the self-proclaimed best brawler on the earth,” Ige told MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 25 media day I’m going to coast in there and hit him and hit him first and we’ll look what happens. I’m going to engage with him and he’s going to engage with me. There’s no shock there. We’ll look what happens Saturday night.”
Ige thinks he has the attributes to no longer only continue to exist within the form of fight Jung on the whole flourishes in, however he can form it better. He desires to beat the damaged-down UFC title challenger at his bear recreation, and which means that catch a wide breakthrough within the 145-pound pecking order.
Appropriate now, things are a piece tiring-transferring at the top of the division, with the title no longer having been defended since July. Some stout fights are on tap, though, and Ige stated it’s his responsibility to send a message to the champion and fellow contenders concerning the put he matches.
“It is doubtless you’ll maybe additionally appreciate Max Holloway combating for Yair Rodriguez and you’ve got Brian Ortega fascinating (Alexander) Volkanovski for the title,” Ige stated. “Then you definately’ve got myself and ‘Korean Zombie.’ He’s No. 4 on the earth, so a stout deal with terminate over the ‘Zombie’ puts me within the mix. The factual thing is I’m the main one up, so I undoubtedly appreciate to coast accessible and residing the customary, I undoubtedly appreciate to residing the bar. I undoubtedly appreciate to enlighten and prove that I’m a contender and I bet you’ve got to look how these other fights play out.”
To hear extra from Ige earlier than UFC on ESPN 25, take a look at his total media day interview beneath: