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

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 manager, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and has been forced to pull out of his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, which had been set to occur October 4 in 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 autumn after over a year out of the cage, but according to the article at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the exact same shoulder during his training camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung doesn’t have structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a physician at 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 same grade he did before each of his injuries. At one point, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at the UFC featherweight division 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 process, but because the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only one time, dropping to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at this stage it does not seem like he’ll step into the cage again until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for fans of The Korean Zombie anyplace, but the 27-year-old South Korean has only hit some type of low point in his profession and he will bounce back from it earlier instead of later. As for who will face Corassani currently in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it is quite hard to say at this point, but some choices include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three“title“ fighters looking to bounce back from losses and that 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’ll 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 fun of a show as the Zombie could have.

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