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“The Korean Zombie” Earned His Nickname From His Exciting Fighting Style

So why is Chan known as “The Korean Zombie?”

In the event you’ve ever watched any of Chan’s early MMA bouts then one factor was instantly clear, he was the sort of pugilist who moved ahead it doesn’t matter what was happening. Significantly, something. 

You would punch and kick the man within the face, hit him together with your hardest photographs, and for probably the most half, he would by no means falter. And even when he did handle to get knocked down he’d come proper again up and able to throw bombs at your face.

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In truth, his scrap in opposition to Leonard Garcia, which was contested on March 26, 2011, was a ridiculously shut affair that noticed the 2 145lb-ers smash one another within the face for 3 consecutive rounds and by no means exhibiting any indicators of give up. 

Although this combat is sort of a decade outdated as of this writing, it is nonetheless a bout that MMA followers keep in mind fondly.

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Not for its technical prowess, however primarily as a result of it seemed like a scene out of a Rocky movie: there was zero protection and simply straight-up swinging for the fences in an try to knock one another out. Each males had been overwhelmed to a pulp, however they had been each nonetheless standing on the finish of all of it.

Apparently sufficient, shortly after that combat, Chan’s MMA profession was placed on maintain as he needed to serve within the navy, a compulsory rule in his native nation of South Korea.

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However he was clearly coaching all the time and had one objective on his thoughts: change into a greater martial artist, and he did. 

Whereas he relied on his iron chin and heavy palms for his first crop of fights, after he returned to the UFC he appeared to be a very totally different fighter and one which followers had been excited to see again contained in the cage.

“The Korean Zombie” has a 21 and 5 document.

His most up-to-date falter was to Yair Rodriguez who nailed him with a highlight-reel-out-of-nowhere-upwards-elbow-KO. Previous to that, he misplaced to Jose Aldo… and this was prime Aldo we’re speaking about earlier than he misplaced in a devastatingly unceremonious style to Connor McGregor.

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Chan additionally misplaced that slobberknocker to Leonard Garcia (though it was actually anybody’s combat) however he definitively gained the rematch with a tornado submission.

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He additionally holds victories over Dustin Poirier, Frankie Edgar, and Renato Moicano. His two final bouts had been in opposition to not solely recognizable names however fairly stalwart fighters within the UFC’s super-stacked featherweight division. 

Each of those victories had been through TKO and he showcased not solely his trademark potential to consistently transfer ahead, however he is mixed it with a scary precision and technical acumen that is put the remainder of the brawlers in his weight class on discover.

Brian Ortega shaved his hair off previous to his bout with “The Korean Zombie.”

Brian was fast-becoming the UFC’s favourite fighter to rule the featherweight division: he is a heck of a combatant with an all-around sport who will be aggressive both standing up or grappling. On prime of that he is well-spoken, good wanting, and a constructive function mannequin, and lots of thought he’d give Max Holloway hassle when the 2 squared up.

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However he did not — he was fully dominated on the toes by the Hawaiian fighter for 5 rounds and hasn’t competed since. His final combat earlier than his match in opposition to Chan Sung Jung was on December, 8 2018, so followers have not seen him in motion for a very long time. 

Which is why they had been shocked to see his conventional lengthy locks shaved from his head on the weigh-ins.

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Brian donated his hair to the Locks of Love for kids who’re present process chemotherapy. Brian additionally made headlines not too long ago when he bought in an odd beef with Chan’s supervisor, Jay Park who’s additionally a Ok-Pop star, that culminated within the featherweight contender slapping him within the face. 

Brian, in a now-deleted video, did not apologize for the smack, stating that Jay was producing smack speak on Chan’s behalf and stating that Brian “dodged” the combat.

Jay denies ever drumming up smack speak in opposition to Brian and added that it isn’t a very good look nor does it make Brian look “powerful” for smacking him as Brian’s 40 kilos heavier than he’s.

Let’s depart the preventing to the professionals. 

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