This is really scary. I should give up… You didn’t even have to do anything. You could’ve just stood there and won but why did you keep going? Hello everyone, I am The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung from Vietnam. I found this hat in the dressing room. What are you going to do about your hair?! I thought it would be less heavy for our audience if we start talking about something serious while being dressed like this. But to be honest, this is my real hair. Wow, it grew out a lot. I mean we haven’t seen each other in a while, so… *FUN FACT*
This video was filmed on the same day that TKZ and Jay Park talked about the match with Moicano. Q. What have you been doing lately?
What did you eat today? Did I eat? We’re gonna talk about what I ate? (SNACK)
Yeah I want to know what you ate! Are you really going to eat that now? Yeah… why not? I’m on a diet. You’re on a diet? Why…? I’m shooting an ad next week. You do that type of stuff now?! How can you not know?! You’re my boss! The Korean Zombie, AOMG Member
Jay Park, AOMG Boss What are we going to talk about today? Today, we are going to be talking about my fight against Yair Rodriguez. Most of you might already know this, but I lost this fight with one second remaining
(from the last round) November 2018
Yair Rodriguez VS Chan Sung Jung Up until the fourth round, Chan Sung Jung was ahead, but was KO’d at the very last second of the fifth round That was the first and the last time you ever came. Q. This is your first ever time on YouTube talking about this specific fight, right? I have never done an interview for this fight, so today will the first time that I get to talk about it. FIRST TIME EVER Q. How difficult was the preparation for this fight?
So anyways, you went to the US to fight. How was it? My original opponent was supposed to be Frankie Edgar… The Korean Zombie was originally supposed to face Frankie Edgar, but he had an injury so I had to fight the another person, and he was Yair Rodriguez. (FRANKIE WAS #3 IN FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION)
I knew that if I beat Frankie, (FRANKIE WAS #3 IN FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION)
I would automatically be able to go for the title shot. That’s why I had so many people
come with me to my fight camp I took around 10 people with me. IT COST A LOT The UFC doesn’t pay for housing
during an athlete’s fight camp so I have to pay everything out of pocket. This is probably something no one knew. Anyways, I was getting ready for my fight against Frankie and about ten days before the event, My opponent had to be changed from
Frankie Edgar to Yair Rodriquez. And Yair… Oh shoot! I forgot his name. Um… What was his name again?! Jeremy Stephens? No, not Jeremy. Oh! His name was Marlon Moraes. Oh yes, Marlon Moraes! (Marlon Moraes, #4 in Bantam Weight)
(Yair Rodriguez, #15 in Feather Weight.)
I had to fight with either or. And because Marlon Moraes is in Bantam Weight, I chose to go with Yair Rodriguez instead,
since he was the only one available. If the options for my opponent were
Alexander Volkanovski (#9 in Feather Weight) or even Dennis Bermudez
(The Korean Zombie faced Bermudez for his return) it wouldn’t have even mattered who I faced since we’re all quite similar in style. But all of a sudden, it was Yair Rodriguez. It may have been burdensome for Yair as well because as far as I know, he hadn’t been training for a while but for me personally, I had prepped to go against someone with a smaller build (than Yair) for almost four months then there was Yair Rodriguez, who’s base is in Taekwondo and is so much taller So to be honest, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I went inside the Octagon with nothing but thoughts. I did a lot of image training throughout the ten days leading up to the fight. TIME FOR THE COMMENTS This is why you shouldn’t ever
accept anyone being friendly They’re saying you shouldn’t respond to their friendly gestures, right? I find a lot of Korean fighters are susceptible to such gestures. There’s time for that post-fight. There were a lot of people saying that you were too nice Because in a sense, you guys were in the midst of a brawl, and Yair suddenly got up and tried getting the audience involved like it’s a concert or something. Yair and I were in good terms before the fight. Yair has a soft spot for Korea in his heart, he had mastered in Taekwondo He seemed to show a lot of respect for Korean fighters. I could feel that respect he had towards me as another fighter was genuine, prior to our fight so that’s why when he got up in the middle of our fight,
I let him be I couldn’t get myself to attack him
when he was doing what he was doing. But that’s just me. That’s because you’re a real… real man. But he could’ve done it on purpose,
it could have been planned. If that’s the case, then that was pretty smart Yeah, if it was, then yeah Planning all that out before the fight, wow Can’t even imagine Unbelievable. Chan Sung Jung & Yair Rodriguez
Picture taken at the hospital right after their fight. If he does that again, I’m not going to stop him. I would probably think about his motives,
but I wouldn’t stop him from what he’s doing. I have to reset what happened to me. KZ let his guards down.
A professional never lets their opponents get to them. When you lose, you learn.
After beating Moicano, do a rematch with Aldo. Yes, I’ve learnt from this event Of course. No doubt you were winning up till the fourth round if this ended up going to the decision. Q. The last 10-15 sec,
you could’ve just won by standing there Q. but why did you charge forward You tried to finish him off, right? Yes, I did. That’s just normally how I fight, though. Honestly, I’m absolutely not ashamed that I was KO’d.
I was going at him until that moment it happened If I was running away instead of fighting back, and was KO’d by being kicked in the head I would be ashamed at myself. You fought back with all that you had You showed us everything you could, (HAPPY)
and you did your best until the last minute. This is where we would give that round of applaud and tell you that you did a really good job. AND SO HE RECEIVED A BONUS 🙂 Rodriguez was so sly. Hmm, it’s about time someone starts cursing Literally dead on the floor. (DEAD WITH HIS NOSE DUG INTO THE GROUND) What does that even mean? So, I’m going to find out who you are
and I’m going to come for you. Anyway, back then, I passed out
and I went to the hospital right? Everyone told me that I had
walked down the octagon by myself and that I greeted everyone that was there that day. But I don’t remember doing any of that. At all. I remember you coming to the hospital though –
from that time onwards I can remember Really? Isn’t it weird? I think that’s the scariest part. You remember me there? Yeah I do. Didn’t I tell you I was going to retire? You did. I remember everything after that. I was so scared at that moment. That’s when I realized this is a dangerous job, and that I should quit because it is scary. I have three children and it just gave me a new perspective. When we followed you to the hospital that day, Everything was a shock for me
to see someone I care about so much bleeding, bruised, and so upset about what had happened it hurt me a lot seeing you this way But then again, I thought, those that already know who you are would know that this wasn’t going to last and that you’ll be thinking about fighting again in no time And I was right. Yup. CAME BACK TO THE SCENE WITHIN THREE WEEKS CAME BACK TO THE SCENE WITHIN THREE WEEKS
It was difficult, but it only lasted like what… 3 days? There’s not a lot of days left till I face Max Holloway. What did you say? MAX HOLLOWAY, CURRENT FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMP
I’ll be facing Max in no time. MAX HOLLOWAY, CURRENT FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMP
You’re right! So Ortega is going down. This is all Chan Sung Jung’s fault. If only you didn’t try to fight back at the last minute… You’re right, and that’s a skill to be learned too. He’s got a lucky elbow~ I wouldn’t call it a lucky elbow. He tried to hit me with it so many times,. The fact that I couldn’t see it coming after he continuously tried to hit me with it is a skill of my own. I don’t like it when people use the word “luck” in UFC. Everyone has to have some type of luck to punch. But is using your elbows really a skill? It is, but I have never experienced it before, so I was unsure of what was happening. Do you ever practice those type of moves? Never, and that’s why I ended up like that. I feel like this fight became a turning point in Chan Sung Jung’s UFC life. Good luck! I trained in Korea up until this fight. I fought and trained in Korea only, with other Korean people that I knew and other Korean people that I am close with. So they are right about this fight becoming a turning point in my life. (COACH EDDIE CHA)
After being knocked out during this fight, I was able to meet and catch up with coach Eddie Cha, (COACH EDDIE CHA)
and it made me want to learn from him. I went to go meet him and we hit it right off. So you can say this was like a gift from God? Yes, because I gained so much more after losing. 7 months after his KO, The Korean Zombie was able to KO Moicano during the first 58 seconds of the fight. After losing the fight with Rodriguez, I realized that it’s not just me who has fought and lost. I trained with so many people, and I knew I had to win to make sure the people who has helped me does not feel like they are ashamed at my loss. I can’t be all up in my feelings just because I lost or I’ll rub off the negative vibe to the people who has been with me and trained me. I don’t want to make them feel like they lost as well. It’s all my fault if I lose a fight, not my teams fault or anyone else. I want to let them know that it’s not their fault, just mine. Just have confidence, and do what you do best and you’ll end up with good results. It’s cool. THE TALK IS OVER I don’t really remember since it’s been a while, but… SEE YOU NEXT TIME!