Korean Zombie: "I want to beat Jose Aldo more than I want to beat Frankie Edgar"

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Interview:

Jose Aldo will fight Frankie Edgar in February, while the fighter you wanted to face Cub Swanson is now fighting Denis Siver. How do you feel about this “merry go round”?

The thing about title shots is that all the stars have to line up. You have to be lucky like Erik Koch or Frankie Edgar. Just having the credentials isn’t everything. Personally, I want to fight the winner of that title match. But the winner may get injured. If that’s not a possibility I would like to fight the winner of Swanson vs Siver. I feel if I win that fight I will be guaranteed a title shot. All those guys are contenders and timing wise it would be perfect for my comeback.

Cub Swanson had called you out before.

I really wanted to fight him but he can’t wait forever for me. Actually, I was planning on replying back to his call out. I also enjoy provoking fighters. But it was meaningless to do that in a situation where I wouldn’t be able to fight him anyway.

Who do you think will win the fight between Aldo and Edgar?

I believe Jose Aldo will win. I think he will be stronger as a FW. Personally I want Aldo to win. He was the strongest fighter when I was fighting in the WEC. I want to beat Aldo more than I want to beat Edgar.

In South Korea there has been a lot of ROAD FC shows and of course internationally UFC shows, how do you feel about being just a spectator?

I seriously felt like I would go crazy. Especially, when I get in the cage or ring. I get really fired up. I was even thinking recently how awesome it would have been if I could have fought on the UFC Macau card. But I am containing myself. I like to think this whole ordeal is another type of training. If I rush things I know I will just get hurt again. Those kinds of thoughts are helping me get through this.

So how many times do you want to fight this year?

I think 3 fights will be difficult, but hopefully at least 2 fights in July and December.

Would you prefer a main event slot on an Asia card or be on the main card on a big American card?

It really depends on a lot of factors. If the two options were either that I can fight in Asia but it is not a title fight or I can fight in America and it is a title fight, of course I would fight in America. But really I love being in the main event because they are 5 round fights. I don’t know what others may think but I believe there is no one who is stronger than me mentally in a state of fatigue. I almost feel like 3 rounds are too short.

You seem like you are confident no matter who the opponent is. Is this one of your secrets to success?

If you are an athlete you have to think like this. I am not looking down on anyone but I feel I gained a lot of confidence from fighting and winning against some of the strongest fighters in the biggest stage in the world. I never felt this before but now I feel like I am “bigger” than my opponent. Because of those experiences, I believe I can really display my skills. Also I think a lot about what I gain from winning. I have always done this but I am really looking to seize every opportunity given to me.



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I don't blame him. Aldo is looked at as unbeatable and if he beat Edgar that would only increase those thoughts. Would love to see Aldo/KZ
 
I think Aldo/KZ would look like Aldo/Swanson
 
KZ vs Aldo or Edgar will be amazing would love to see both fights take place in the next year or 2
 
I think he has a better chance at beating Edgar, Aldo would destroy him standing.
 
The thing about title shots is that all the stars have to line up. You have to be lucky like Erik Koch or Frankie Edgar. Just having the credentials isn’t everything.

haha! owned :cool:
 
For sure KZ would be an underdog against Aldo but I love his fighting style and more importantly his fighting style has proven to be far more effective than I previously thought.

Against Edgar he'd still be an underdog but I think less of one.

Regardless Edgar doesn't always entertain me. So I'd definitely prefer Aldo vs. KZ
 
Cub Swanson had called you out before.

I really wanted to fight him but he can’t wait forever for me. Actually, I was planning on replying back to his call out. I also enjoy provoking fighters. But it was meaningless to do that in a situation where I wouldn’t be able to fight him anyway.

This is why I love this dude. Too many fighters talk shit when there's a weight class, or injury between them to stay in the media spotlight. It's pretty cowardly IMO.
 
KZ isn't ready for Aldo... Not even close.

The Poirier fight was impressive as hell yes.. I was on the edge of my seat rooting for KZ during that fight BUT... other then that I haven't seen anything in his recent career that would really suggest to me that he's ready for an opponent like Aldo.

He beat Hominick (whose now 1-4 in the UFC) in seven seconds... but one punch finishers tell you very little about how two men really stack up against each other. We all learned that from JDS vs Cain 2 and it has been shown to be true time and time again in this sport.

And then before that he beat Garcia which doesn't impress me in the least. And he even lost to Garcia just a year before that.. where in 2010 he didn't taste victory even once. 2010 was NOT that long ago...

KZ needs to fight the Siver/Swanson winner or the Lamas/Koch winner first. It will only benefit him, and further prepare him for Aldo, to get another win under his belt before taking on the best of the best.
 
lol I want to make a million dollars and bang Megan Fox
 
This is why I love this dude. Too many fighters talk shit when there's a weight class, or injury between them to stay in the media spotlight. It's pretty cowardly IMO.

Yeah that quote stood out for me too. KZ has the perfect attitude when it comes to balancing cockiness/humbleness. This equals true confidence, not the fake stuff.
 
That was a really good interview with some great questions. I'm missing Jung a lot. He should go train with the Alpha Male boys. Them and Urijah be treating him great.

I want to see Edgar beat Aldo but I also want to see Korean Zombie vs Aldo as well. Dammnit!
 
KZ isn't ready for Aldo... Not even close.

The Poirier fight was impressive as hell yes.. I was on the edge of my seat rooting for KZ during that fight BUT... other then that I haven't seen anything in his recent career that would really suggest to me that he's ready for an opponent like Aldo.

He beat Hominick (whose now 1-4 in the UFC) in seven seconds... but one punch finishers tell you very little about how two men really stack up against each other. We all learned that from JDS vs Cain 2 and it has been shown to be true time and time again in this sport.

And then before that he beat Garcia which doesn't impress me in the least. And he even lost to Garcia just a year before that.. where in 2010 he didn't taste victory even once. 2010 was NOT that long ago...

KZ needs to fight the Siver/Swanson winner or the Lamas/Koch winner first. It will only benefit him, and further prepare him for Aldo, to get another win under his belt before taking on the best of the best.

You act like he wasn't robbed in that fight
 
Frankie and Aldo both finish Jung after giving him a serious beating.
 
He should just out Swanson in the mean time. Should be a pretty easy fight for him while keeping him in contention.
 
Damn July? I just want to see this guy compete again. Been on the shelf for far too long already!
 
You act like he wasn't robbed in that fight

LOL too many Sherdoggers are following the MMA through Wiki.. just like this Six guy
God damn see the fight yourself! Anyone who has watched it will know it's the biggest robbery period!
 
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