It seemed like just another muggy Virginia night until Dustin Poirier learned one unfortunate, but very violent truth -- the zombie apocalypse leaves no survivors.
Poirier was nearly dismantled limb-from-limb by "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung before tapping to a fourth-round D'arce choke in the unbelievable main event of UFC on FUEL 3. By all accounts, the back-and-forth brawl easily eclipsed the early candidates for ‘Fight of the Year,' and afterwards Jung took the opportunity to call out reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo for what would likely become the first blockbuster UFC fight at 145-pounds.
Of course, while the "Zombie" was busy setting his next appointment, a surge of professional fighters flocked to Twitter to rave about the insanity they had just witnessed.
Congrats to my lil brotha @KoreanZombieMMA, brilliant performance...way to gut it out & get the W...— Benson Henderson (@SMOOTHone155) May 16, 2012
This @ufc has me fully torqued right now. #UFConFUELTV— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) May 16, 2012
Alright... I take it back... I don't want the Zombiepocalypse to happen...— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) May 16, 2012
Zombie is BAD ASS!!!!!— Dana White (@danawhite) May 16, 2012
That fight kicked my ass!! Night everyone. Thanks to all the fighters tonight! Sick card and the Korean Zombie looked AMAZING 2 night.— Dana White (@danawhite) May 16, 2012
I'm sorry.... I let you down and I let myself down.. I trained hard and will be back stronger than ever. Thanks for the support.. I'm sorry— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 16, 2012
Savage! @koreanzombiemma just got 2 bonuses.He needs more bonuses. Man deserves to b rich @ufc"@danawhite: Holy SHIT!!!!!!!"— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 16, 2012
Great Main Event and everyone loves Zombies, good fight Chan Sung Jung!! @koreanZombiemma— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) May 16, 2012
How can you not love the korean zombie!?! Sick technique mixed with a complete disregard for his own safety. #ufconfueltv @ufc— Patrick Healy (@BamBamHealy) May 16, 2012
@koreanzombiemma congrats my friend hope u get that shot and then we can meet again!— Leonard Garcia (@badboygarcia) May 16, 2012
Dustin Poirier just made himself an extra 40k while he was sleeping #WhatDreamsAreMadeOf #UFConFuelTV— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) May 16, 2012
Wow what a great fight!! Credit where credit is due both guys put it on a show! Great fight— Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) May 16, 2012
I agree! RT @jdutra1285: @chadmendes I wanna see you fight the Korean zombie...I think that would b a good fight— chad mendes (@chadmendes) May 16, 2012
Amazing fights #UFConFuel3 @koreanzombiemma for president !!— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) May 16, 2012
Just watched it. Great great fight. My heart is broken for @Dustinpoirier you my boy Diamond.— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) May 16, 2012
WHAT AN MAIN EVENT @ufc #UFConFUEL @ufc_brasil @UFCONFOX @FUELTV— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) May 16, 2012
Wowww best fight and submission of the night baby Korea zumbi make some$$$$$$$— Rafaello Oliveira (@RafaelloTractor) May 16, 2012