Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a bit longer to see 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 had been set to occur October 4 in 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 at UFC 163. He had surgery on his shoulder and was expected to make his comeback this autumn after over a year out of the cage, but according to the post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured the 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 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 grade he did before each 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 Battle of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night in the process, but because the triumph over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only one time, losing to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at the point it does not seem like he will step into the cage again until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for lovers of The Korean Zombie everywhere, but the 27-year-old South Korean has only hit some sort of low point in his career and he will bounce back from it earlier instead of later. As for who’ll face Corassani now in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it is really 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 that are available to fight. Although Corassani is not a great fighter, he’s quite 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 competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will put on as pleasure of a series as the Zombie could have.
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