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Chan Sung Jung Knew He’d Fight Yair Rodriguez Some Day

November 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Chan Sung Jung spoke with reporters ahead of his fight with Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 139. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On facing Rodriguez: “Yair has his own style. He stands out. Because he’s in the same featherweight division I knew one day I would have to face him. … It’s just a change in opponent. To be honest it doesn’t really affect me that much as a fighter. Fighter’s fight, that’s what we do.”

On the time he had to take off due to injuries and mandatory military service in South Korea: “I believe every fighter, they go through some sort of a phase. It was tough for me at first, but I’m coming back stronger, and if that’s going to drag me down, how am I able to fight?”

On wanting to face Max Holloway for the title: “I think Max will stay as the champion for quite a long time. So, I’m going to go up there and catch him.”