“I don’t know why they took that.”
Chan-Sung Jeong lost by KO in 23 seconds of the third round in a featherweight match against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Korean Zombie held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on August 26 (Korean time). This was his last fight as Chan-Sung Jung announced his retirement shortly after this fight.
The match-up between the two came to fruition when Holloway challenged Chan-Sung Jeong, who had expressed his intention to retire after being soundly defeated in a featherweight title match against Alexander Volkanovski (Australia) in April last year, saying, “He is a fighter I really wanted to fight.”
Although he went into the game with confidence, Holloway’s expectations were still high. Chan-sung Jeong, who calmly took the game in check, withstood Holloway’s attacks and spent the first round on par with sharp punches, was knocked down by Holloway’s body blow and straight combination in the early part of the second round, and Holloway immediately went into a grappling followed by a stranglehold. .
He escaped after much hardship, but his physical strength was greatly exhausted. In the third round, Chan-Sung Jeong finally collapsed. It appeared that they were engaged in a fierce battle, but Chan-Sung Jeong, who was even more shocked, fell down swinging a punch. Chan-Sung Jeong, who could no longer stand up, was defeated.메이저놀이터
After the game, Chan-Sung Jeong announced his retirement. He said, “I thought I was going to cry, but I didn’t cry. I am a person whose goal is to become a champion. “I thought I could beat Holloway and I did it without regrets,” he said. “I didn’t do this to get third place. He announced his retirement, saying, “I think it’s time to stop since I couldn’t beat the top ranked player.”
Chan-Sung Jeong took off his gloves in the ring and bowed deeply. His head bowed and his body remained like that for a long time. The fans chanted ‘Zombie’ and Chan Sung Jeong, who finally stood up, shed hot tears. The camera saw him off for the last time.
Chan-sung Jeong released several episodes about his retirement on his YouTube channel on the 1st. He opened his mouth, saying, “I was removed from the UFC roster on the 29th of last month. I realize that I am no longer a fighter.”
He added, “Originally, I wanted to play in Korea one more time, but after Holloway, I thought, ‘Oh, it’s over.’ I became convinced that I am not the same person I was when I was young.”
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Regarding the support of various legends, Chan-sung Jeong smiled and said, “I wonder how on earth they can like me so much. But looking at the comments, I feel like I lived really hard.”
Chan-Sung Jeong emphasized, “I am grateful to both UFC President Dana White and Holloway. They both spoke positively about my retirement and I was happy to be able to work with them.”
Meanwhile, he also talked about retiring his playing gloves. Chan-seong Jeong expressed his regret, saying, “Someone took my glove when they saw me leaving. I wondered why they took it. In fact, I really wanted it too.”
In fact, when Chan Sung Jeong lost one of his gloves, he ended up throwing the other glove to the audience.
Chan-Sung Jeong pledged, “There are many people who find fighting sports funny, but I will work hard to make it the best sport. I will prepare and develop as best as I can.”