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Chan Sung Jung “Dawn of the Dead” Highlight + More Korean Zombie Videos

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Now that the Korean Zombie has made his name in the U.S., we figured we’d take a break from the Tito vs. Jenna saga and bring you this fantastic Chan Sung Jung highlight compilation. The 23-year-old Korean Top Team product comes from a hapkido and kickboxing background, and is one of the most dynamic MMA strikers to come out of Asia in years. As we’ve mentioned before, Jung’s split-decision loss to Leonard Garcia at WEC 48 wasn’t the first time he’s been screwed by judges. His only other MMA loss came in a decision against Masanori Kanehara at Sengoku’s featherweight grand prix quarterfinals last year. Check out the video of that fight after the jump, and let us know if you can find any justification for the decision other than blatant racism.

(Jung vs. Kanehara. Apologies for the pop-up.)

Bonuses, below: Jung’s DQ loss in a kickboxing match at It’s Showtime 2010 Prague, where he knocked out his opponent with an illegal spinning backfist; the oopsie comes around the 2:38 mark. Also, Jung’s 17-second knockout of Fanjin Son, 12/10/08. 

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BeastModeHB- April 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Japanese and Koreans have a long and turbulent history going back to WWII. They are, for all intents and purposes for that time, the equivalent of what the Nazis were to the Jews. The Japanese terrorized the whole Pacific Rim, but because Korea was so close to Japan, they were effected more than the Chinese and the Philipinos.

Even now, there are multi-generational Koreans who are culturally Japanese but are treated as second class citizens. They have to carry around special cards saying that they are Korean by ancestry and the only way they can get any sort of state recognition or national citizen-based benefits is if they give up their names for Japanese ones.

If you're a 4th generation Korean living in Japan, most Japanese families that are upper middle class or higher would threaten cutting family ties if their daughters wanted to marry you.

So for a guy like Akiyama to get snubbed by Japan and in this case for Sung Jung to get jobbed, it could be seen as the Japanese playing favorites for their own depending on who's watching. Tensions and racist views have subsided on both sides, but the history is there.
SuckMyShinya- April 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Now im no expert.... and I know the Japs have made some bad calls in the past...
but I give that fight to Kanehara. It was very close but like Japanadian said before me, one more round and CSJ woulda had it.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm
I was trying to be diverse and not exhibit racial bias in my selection of derogatory racial slurs. I chink you for your concern, however.
HokeyPokeyLikeAoki- April 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm
VC? I don't think any Japs were part of the Viet Cong. I think.
easy11019- April 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm
@Poop on da wall

MF Doom is in Madvillian, by the way i found it difficult to type your absurd screen name, just sayin'
Mr_Misanthropy- April 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm
HonkeyTonkeywithArianny- With a sprinkling of "slope", "dink", "VC", and "buckethead".
HokeyPokeyLikeAoki- April 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Mr_Misosoup - Don't forget the old "slant-eyes" term.
BryanF- April 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm
I'm pretty sure the blatant racism they're talking about is between the Japanese and the Koreans. Koreans living in Japan have had a long history of racism in that country for generations. Just look up the history of Akiyama, he talks about it in his biography.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm
HokeyPokeyGarlicAoli- Yer right. I prefer "Zipperhead".
Mr_Misanthropy- April 27, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Satan and I are going to choose to ignore the metal sucks comment. I will go purge my eyeholes with the blood of freshly impaled Nazarenes.

This here Korean Zombie hit hard like 3-pepper hot spicy Kimchi Jigae stone hotpot. Him make hard fight good strong punch knock-down. Number ten kickbox judge lie they say him opponent number one, he make backfist bulgogi all over face chin now.

Is that one of Hong Man Chois smash hits on his Kanehara walk-out?
HokeyPokeyLikeAoki- April 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Also, don't call a Jap/Nip an Asian, cuz they live in the Orient.
HokeyPokeyLikeAoki- April 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
The UFC should really allow kicks to the head of a downed opponent. It would be such a game changer. No more pulling guard when the opponent is on the other side of the cage, no more butt-scooting.
Jazzninja- April 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
2 Points then some explanation...

1) The Orient is basically just an old fashioned name for the general East Asia region. It is only nown now as a style of product because they are from or styled after those found in the Orient (in theory). People don't use it much anymore to describe people from that region. It's still an accurate usage of the word and as far as I'm aware its simply fallen out of use due to (my guess) age not because its somehow derogatory or wrong or anything.

2) Easily a robbery. Round one close but most probably Kanehara. Round two not a domination but clearly Jung. Round 3, easily Jung. Kanehara had some control but Jung threatened with subs and landed multiple devastating strikes on the feet. (29-28 Jung, in my book)

Kanehara looked nothing like Fitch or other grinder type wrestlers.
*In round one Kanehara got position and had one volley of good punches. The rest were ineffective and for the rest of the time he simple sat in poosition unable to do much. Simply sitting idle in position doesn't make you dominant. Fitch and co. are constantly working to improve and land elbows, knees and punches and even some subs.
*Round two looked more like King Mo vs. Mousasi only imagine if K.MO wasn't actually doing much offensively, Mousasi added numerous sub attempts and his strikes were more damaging.
Round 3 saw a some top control from Kanehara but a good portion that he ate offence from Jung underneath. On the feet Jung nearly demolished Kanehara who was saved because Jung was too tired to finish. Surviving doesn't make you a winner.

P.S. The Japanese are renowned for their strong nationalism and some fighters have alleged biased judging in favour of crowd favourites or hometown fighters in Japanese promotions. Racism is probably too big a call to substantiate but its a suspect decision that was either due to incompetent or biased judging in some shape or form.
TheArtof8Limbs- April 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

side note: Garcia vs. Jung rematch within the next 4-6 months, possibly the next AldoVsFaber Fighting Championship PPV event
LockDown- April 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Lucky him he fled from Sengoku before being KTFO from Marlon Sandro.
Chiggs- April 27, 2010 at 11:51 am
@Jimbonics, theres actually a few highlights from fights that ended in KO's that show the blow hitting the back of the head an still counting, just cant think of any off top of my head besides the Jones one, which like you said, should have been a DQ, I know that its happened in SF as well as UFC, either way something does need to be done about the judging an bullshit calls that are becoming all to prevalent in MMA these days. All I know is a shot to the back of the neck or base of the spine can fuck you up hardway...
gameface- April 27, 2010 at 11:51 am
i have really high hopes for this guy, how can anyone not like him? hes does what we all want, comes out and swings, not to mention his ability to take a few hard ones to the chin and push through. im on board, hes legit and i cant wait to see him fight again. the guy has heart
Japanadian- April 27, 2010 at 11:50 am
BLATANT RACISM, wtf you piece of shit, might as well say that about every close decision with fighters from different countries. Even Bas says it's a close fight that's hard to call. So does this mean that Garcias decision is due to blatant racism from the US judges?

@smokinjoe86, you're only mad he called americans racists, but then retract your statement when you realize he's talking about the japanese. Kinda seems racist to me lol

i like jung, been a fan before he came to WEC but i still thought kanehara wins 29-28. I think 1 more round Jung would've tko'd him though.
jimbonics- April 27, 2010 at 10:44 am
As for the spinning backfist thing... my only guess is that they're trying to protect the back of the head.

That Bones Jones highlight with the spinning backelbow always confused me, cause that shit landed SQUARELY in the back of homies head, knocking him down/out. DQ in my book.
J-Dog- April 27, 2010 at 10:43 am
I was really imprezzed with his performance against Garcia. No time to watch his highlight vids right now, but my only negative observation from his fight against Garcia was that he seemed to lack power. Either that, or Garcia has a hell of a chin (or a combo of both). He was hitting Garcia with lots of very clean shots and they didn't seem to hurt Garcia. Exciting, but he must not have a lot of KO power in there.

I guess he has KOs in his highlight reel though...
honkey_kong- April 27, 2010 at 10:37 am
Honestly, I don't know why everyone is bitching so much about that decision. The first round was pretty clearly Jung's, the second round, though close, I thought could easily go to Garcia, and the third round was probably a toss up. We all know how bad MMA judging can be, but this fight truly was close or we wouldn't all be so excited about it. When fights are close and one guy is named the winner, the judges don't deserve this criticism.
ihateemo- April 27, 2010 at 10:16 am
"LargeMidget Says:
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 07:32

Spinning backfists are illegal? How does that make ANY sense?"

I had to google it to understand if this was actually the case, but yeah...kind of stupid. Like Strikeforce not allowing elbows.
Poop on da wall- April 27, 2010 at 9:48 am
Thug 4 life nigga!
dumbfucks- April 27, 2010 at 9:33 am
Sad you guys are seeing all this for the first time.
Kid Clam Curtains- April 27, 2010 at 9:33 am
@ Poop on da wall.

Metal sucks too. And that post was not lol. I can tell by how you changed 'the' to 'da' in your name that you are very thuggish though.