According to Sherdog.com, the WEC is looking to capitalize on the blooming popularity and talent pool of Korean Mixed Martial Arts. In a move similar to the UFC’s acquisition of Yoshihiro Akiyama and Dong Hyun Kim; the WEC has signed a six fight deal with Korean featherweight Chan Sung Jung (10-1). Zuffa, LLC, the parent company to both fight promotions, is notorious for acquiring several promotable fighters from a certain country before making a push into that market with TV deals and live shows. So, it is fair to think that we could see a UFC or WEC event held in South Korea sometime in the future.
Jung won’t have to wait until then to fight though, it is rumored that the “Korean Zombie” could take on Cub Swanson as early as April 24th when Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo take the WEC to Pay-Per-View for the first time.
Korean Top Team trained Jung gained his fame as a fighter with a strong showing in Japanese promotion Sengoku’s featherweight tournament last year. Jung’s last fight was a kickboxing bout held in the Czech Republic under the “It’s Showtime” banner. Jung took on Lumpini champion Panjonsuk and was disqualified after knocking his opponent unconscious with an illegal spinning backfist.