MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: KOREAN ZOMBIE INJURED YET AGAIN

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a little more time to find The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the news with all the fighter’s supervisor, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and has been forced to pull out of his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, that was set to take place October 4 in Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Jung has not fought since injuring his shoulder into his title fight against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo back at UFC 163. He had surgery on his shoulder and was expected to make his comeback this fall after over a year out of the cage, but according to the article at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the same shoulder through his coaching camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung has no structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a doctor in a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport pound-for-pound bar none, but it feels like accidents have taken their toll upon him and at this point it’s unclear if he will ever have the ability to fight again at the same caliber he did before each of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at the UFC featherweight division with victories over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, capturing the trifecta of Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night in the process, but because the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only one time, losing to Aldo through fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at this stage it doesn’t look like he’ll step into the cage again until 2015. It is very disappointing news for fans of this Korean Zombie anyplace, but hopefully the 27-year-old South Korean has only hit some type of low point in his career and he will bounce back from it sooner rather than later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s quite tough to say at this point, but some choices include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”name” fighters seeking to bounce back from losses and who are available to combat. Although Corassani isn’t a great fighter, he’s quite exciting and the UFC retains giving him high-profile matchups, i.e. Jung, Poirier. But we’ll see what UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby has up his sleeve for his replacement competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will put on as pleasure of a show as the Zombie could have.

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