Jung not dismayed by MMA title fight loss

Shane Jung lost a split decision to Coquitlam's Taylor Christopher at the Hard Rock Casino last Saturday, but he wasn't dismayed.

Shane Jung lost a split decision to Coquitlam’s Taylor Christopher at the Hard Rock Casino last Saturday, but the Duncan mixed martial arts fighter and Black Box MMA gym owner wasn’t dismayed.

“I feel great,” Jung said. “Everything went perfect for me. I couldn’t be more happy with how it went other than that I didn’t bring the belt home.”

The fight for the Battlefield Fight League Featherweight World Title marked Jung’s first time in the octagon in three and a half years, and the first time he had to go five rounds against an opponent. Based on Taylor’s reputation and the fact that he was a local boy, Jung knew he would he in a tough spot if it went to the judges.

“He’s the No. 1 guy in B.C., he’s ranked third in Canada, he’s the defending champion, and it was in his backyard,” Jung said.

Two of the three judges scored the fight for Christopher, and one had it for Jung.

Battlefield has offered Jung another shot at the belt, and he snapped it up. That fight will go in April. After successfully defending the title, Christopher is going pro, so Battlefield will find Jung another opponent for the next event.