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What the Heck, Episode 62: The Korean Zombie, Chase Hooper, Ray Flores and Sean Woodson

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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC featherweight “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (5:55) and coach Eddie Cha to preview his UFC Vegas 29 headliner with Dan Ige on June 19, discusses takeaways from his most recent loss to Brian Ortega, how he briefly contemplated retirement, feeling like Ige was his only option if he wanted to fight anytime soon, wanting to get back into title contention, his prediction for the yet to be rebooked title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, and Leonard Garcia’s retirement.

Boxing commentator Ray Flores (22:42), who was part of the international broadcast team for Sunday night’s event in Miami, recaps the event headlined by the exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, explains why he believes that will be the final time we see Mayweather in the squared circle, the reaction to the fight, Paul’s showing over the right rounds, Chad Johnson’s boxing debut, and his thoughts on Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley being set for Aug. 28.

UFC featherweight Chase Hooper (47:34) talks his upcoming matchup with Steven Peterson this Saturday at UFC 263, the six-month stretch between fights being a good thing, training with Ryan Hall and Stephen Thompson ahead of the bout, getting engaged, Ben Askren’s KO loss to Jake Paul, snowboarding for the first time, and why he believes why Peterson’s style will bring the best out of him and make it an exciting fight.

Finally, Sean Woodson (1:17:20) discusses his split decision win over Youssef Zalal at UFC Vegas 28 this past Saturday, why he wasn’t happy with the performance, what he took away from his near year away from the octagon, why James Krause wasn’t in his corner, feeling confident he won as soon as the scores were being read, why he wants to fight Josh Culibao next, and more.

Check out the video above, or the audio-only podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher.

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