Alexander Volkanovski has hit back at Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’, after his rival joined the queue of disgruntled fighters following the Australian’s contentious split-decision victory over Max Holloway at UFC 251.
The Aussie retained his belt in a close fought battle with Holloway, after two judges scored the fight 48-47, with one judge going to the other way and handing his opponent a 48-47 scorecard.
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While many current fighters and fans were split over who won the insanely competitive fight, rival and UFC veteran Chan was furious and even went as far as to claim it was ‘shameful’ Volkanovski was still the champ.
“I am responding to yesterday’s title match against Volkanovski and Halloway,” he wrote on Instagram.
“To be honest, it is shameful that Volkanovski is a champion of my weight class.”
It is likely the post was written by someone else, and not Chan, since he does not speak English.
But the post, on The Korean Zombie’s account, said he would knock Volkanovski out in a fight.
Volkanovski offers Chan a ‘slapping’
This prompted the Aussie to respond when leading MMA reporter Ariel Helwani asked if he had taken notice of the comments.
“Yeah, I’ve seen that,” he said.
“Maybe he’s got one of his boys writing some stuff for him again. Straight after my last fight, his manager got lippy and started carrying on.
“One of them got slapped for it and they went quiet. Brian Ortega gave them a good slapping and they stopped talking for a while.
“Maybe they need another good slapping to keep quiet,” he added.
Volkanovski said The Korean Zombie needs to fight Ortega first, which has been brewing for a while, before he is next in line to fight the champ.