Chan Sung Jung is frustrated with the fact he can’t get a fight.
After Jung lost to Brian Ortega, the hope was to return in April. He was planning to head to the United States, but he hasn’t been able to get an opponent which Jung vented his frustration about.
“All of the fighters that the UFC has given me to fight are now fighting each other,” Jung said (English translation via his YouTube channel). “I’m just kind of stuck in a pickle. The UFC gave me a list of fighters to fight and Sean Shelby believed that they’d return to the ring in time for me to fight. Even though I was down to fight, our schedules did not match and it didn’t work out. Everyone in the top-10 are scheduled to fight one another, leaving me with no one.
“The UFC won’t allow me to fight anyone outside of the top-10,” Jung continued. “The UFC chose three fighters that I can fight and I chose another three from the top-10. In a surprising turn of events, all six of those fighters are now fighting each other. This means I’ll have to wait even more to fight.”
Not only is Chan Sung Jung frustrated with not getting a fight, but he also said he’d move up to lightweight. However, the UFC wasn’t interested in that, so he will remain a featherweight and wait for his next fight.
“I had recently sat down with coach Eddie and Jason, my manager, and had a discussion about moving from the featherweight division to the lightweight division,” Jung said. “I asked Sean if I could fight any lightweight fighter ranked in the 15th to 20th place. Nevertheless, I had to give that up after hearing about how long I would have to wait.
“Since I had nothing scheduled as a featherweight fighter, I thought moving to the lightweight division wouldn’t be so bad,” Jung continued. “At least I would be doing something, but sadly, that didn’t work out either.”