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

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

Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a little longer to find The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the news with all the fighter’s manager, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and was 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 in 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 autumn after over a year from their cage, but according to the article at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the exact same shoulder through his training camp for Corassani. According to the article, Jung doesn’t have structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a doctor at a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport pound-for-pound bar none, but it seems like injuries have really taken their toll on him and now it’s uncertain if he will ever have the ability to fight again at precisely the same grade he did before all his injuries. At one point, Jung was on a three-fight win streak 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 evening and Entry of the Night in the procedure, but because the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only 1 time, dropping to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at the point it does not look like he’ll step into the cage again until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for fans of The Korean Zombie everywhere, but hopefully the 27-year-old South Korean has only hit some sort of low point in his profession and he can bounce back from it earlier rather than later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s really hard to say at this time, but a few options include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three»name» fighters seeking to bounce back from losses and that are available to combat. Although Corassani isn’t a fantastic fighter, he’s very 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 — only hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will put on as fun of a series since the Zombie would have.

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