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

Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a little longer to find The Korean Zombie back in action. In accordance with MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the information with all 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 was 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 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 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 seems like accidents have taken their toll upon him and now it’s uncertain if he’ll ever be able to fight again at precisely the same grade he did before each of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak in the UFC featherweight division with victories over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, capturing the trifecta of Battle of the Night, Knockout of the evening and Submission of the Night in the process, but because the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only 1 time, dropping to Aldo via fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at the stage it doesn’t seem like he’ll step into the cage until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for fans of The Korean Zombie everywhere, but the 27-year-old South Korean has hit some type of low point in his profession and he can bounce back from it sooner rather than later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s quite tough to say at this time, but some options include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”title” fighters seeking to bounce back from losses and who are available to fight. Although Corassani is not a great fighter, he is quite 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 competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — only hopefully whoever he chooses is someone who will wear as fun of a series as the Zombie could have.

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

Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a bit longer to see 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 from his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, that was set to take place 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 in 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 post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured 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 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 on him and now it is unclear if he will ever be able to fight at the same caliber he did before each his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak in 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 evening and Submission of the Night in the procedure, but since the triumph over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only 1 time, dropping to Aldo via fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at this point it does not seem like he’ll step into the cage until 2015. It is very disappointing news for lovers of The Korean Zombie anyplace, but hopefully the 27-year-old South Korean has hit some sort of low point in his profession and he will bounce back from it sooner instead of later. As for who will face Corassani now in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it is quite tough to say at this point, but a few choices include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”name” fighters seeking to bounce back from losses and that are available to fight. 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 will see what UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby has up his sleeve for his replacement opponent for UFC Fight Night 53 — only hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will put on as pleasure of a series since the Zombie could have.

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