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



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



Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a bit longer to see The Korean Zombie back in action. In accordance with MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the news with the fighter’s manager, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and has been forced to pull from his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, which was set to occur October 4 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Jung hasn’t fought since injuring his shoulder in his title fight against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo back at UFC 163. He had surgery on his shoulder and has been expected to make his comeback this fall after over a year out of their cage, but according to the post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the exact same shoulder during his training camp for Corassani. According to the article, Jung doesn’t have structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a physician in a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport pound-for-pound bar none, but it seems like accidents have taken their toll upon him and now it is unclear if he will ever have the ability to fight at the exact same grade he did before all of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win series at the UFC featherweight branch with victories over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, shooting the trifecta of Battle of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Entry of the Night at the procedure, but since the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only one time, losing to Aldo via fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at this point it doesn’t look like he will step into the cage again until 2015. It is very disappointing news for fans of this Korean Zombie everywhere, but the 27-year-old South Korean has hit some sort of low point in his career and he can bounce back from it sooner instead of later. As for who will confront Corassani currently in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s really tough to say at this point, but a few options include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”name” fighters looking to bounce back from losses and who are available to combat. Although Corassani isn’t a great fighter, he’s very exciting and the UFC keeps giving him high profile matchups, i.e. Jung, Poirier. But we will see what UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby has up his sleeve for his replacement opponent for UFC Fight Night 53 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will put on as fun of a show as the Zombie would have.

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