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


Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a bit more time to see The Korean Zombie back in action. In accordance with MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the information with the fighter’s supervisor, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, that had been set to occur October 4 at 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 in UFC 163. He had surgery on his shoulder and was expected to make his comeback this fall after over a year from their cage, but according to the article at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured 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 at a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the game pound-for-pound bar none, but it feels like accidents have taken their toll on him and now it is unclear if he’ll ever have the ability to fight at the exact same caliber he did before each of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win series in the UFC featherweight branch with successes over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, shooting the trifecta of Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night at the procedure, but because the triumph over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought just one time, dropping to Aldo through fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at the 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 now in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s really tough to say at this point, but some 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 fantastic fighter, he’s quite exciting and the UFC retains 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 competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is someone who will wear as pleasure of a show since the Zombie could have.

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