Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a bit more time to find 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 out of his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, which 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 from the cage, but according to the post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the exact same shoulder through his coaching 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 seems like accidents have taken their toll upon him and now it’s unclear if he will ever be able to fight at the same caliber he did before all his injuries. At one point, Jung was on a three-fight win series in 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 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 through fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at this stage it does not look like he’ll step into the cage 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 career and he can bounce back from it sooner instead of later. As for who’ll face Corassani currently in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s really hard 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 combat. 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 somebody who will wear as fun of a series as the Zombie could have.
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