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Chan Sung Jung “In Disbelief” Over Title Shot Until Dana White Confirmed

Chan Sung Jung needed to hear it from the mouth of UFC president Dana White.

“The Korean Zombie” will challenge UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in August at UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie from Brazil.

After an injury knocked Anthony Pettis out, Jung (13-3) heard his name start to be floated around as a replacement But, until White officially announced it, he wasn’t sure it was real.

“I was in disbelief until Dana White announced I was in the fight,” said Jung, during a conference call Thursday. “Until then, I didn’t believe it was true. I was excited.”

Jung had several weeks to prepare, and said “the time off actually helped benefit me.”

While some of labelled him as a major underdog, Jung knows he will have the support of an entire country behind him in South Korea.

“There’s been a big response from the mass media (in the country),” said the fighter, who has won three straight, all via stoppage. “They’re more interested in MMA.”