You know the one – “Who da fook is that guy?” – that McGregor tossed Stephens’ way during a UFC 205 press conference a year ago. When Stephens suggested he’s the 145-pound division’s hardest hitter, McGregor countered with the now-legendary question (via YouTube):
Although the quote has taken on a life on its own and been used to dismiss callouts from all corners of the sport, Chan Sung Jung – the “Korean Zombie” – channeled it to use on its original target.
It started on Monday when Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC), who’s fresh off an impressive and lopsided unanimous-decision win over former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (22-7 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at UFC 215, realized his desired fight with ex-champ Jose Aldo was unlikely to happen. So he turned his focus to Jung (via Twitter):
Early Tuesday Jung (14-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) responded with the McGregor meme and a few emojis (via Twitter):
Jung recently returned from a three-and-a-half-year layoff (due to mandatory military service in his native South Korea) and scored a “Performance of the Night” bonus with a first-round knockout of Dennis Bermudez.
While a fight between Jung, who’s No. 10 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, and unranked Stephens could produce fireworks, the “Korean Zombie” is currently on the mend due to a knee injury. It’ll keep him out of the octagon for the remainder of the year.
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