Chan Sung Jung: “I feel like Pettis cut in line”

No matter if you know Chan Sung Jung by his birth name or his nickname ‘The Korean Zombie’, you know he is one of the most exciting featherweights in the UFC roster. Not only has Jung picked up a bonus in all three of his UFC bouts to date, but he also picked up several fight of the year awards for his handy work against Dustin Poirier. In an interview discussing his upcoming UFC 162 bout with Ricardo Lamas, Jung talked about how he felt about the featherweight title picture. The way Jung sees it, he thinks that that Anthony Pettis cut in line when he dropped down from lightweight and was scheduled a title fight against Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.

Jung told BJ Penn.com:

“First off, I feel kind of like Pettis cut in line. I disagree with the choice. It’s not as though I feel like I should be the one fighting Aldo, either. It’s just that Pettis hasn’t really earned a place in the division yet. I think that Lamas, myself or even some other guys should’ve gotten the title shot before Pettis.”

“That situation was a little different[with Frankie Edgar.] Originally, Edgar wasn’t given an immediate title shot at featherweight. He was supposed to have a fight before Aldo, but Koch got injured. Mendes had just lost to Aldo, there weren’t a lot of choices at that point, so Edgar wasn’t a bad choice in those circumstances.”

“Aldo has been the champ since the WEC days. He’s seen as unbeatable, so for several different reasons, it would mean more to me to fight, and beat, Jose Aldo.”

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