Ige congratulated Zombie, otherwise known as Chan Sung Jung, in an Instagram post the day after his unanimous decision loss in the headliner of Saturday’s event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Ige, who’s currently No. 8 in the UFC’s rankings, said his loss “definitely stung a bit more” given the ground he would have gained with a win over the No. 4 Zombie.
Added Ige, “I’m obviously heartbroken as I sit here in the valley of defeat but I’m already plotting a way to climb the mountain again with goals to reach the top of the throne.”
Ige also thanked his family and wished his supporters a happy Father’s Day.