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

Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a little longer to see 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 has been forced to pull from his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, that had been set to take place 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 was expected to make his comeback this autumn after over a year from the cage, but according to the post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured the exact same shoulder during his training camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung has no structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a physician 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 at this point it’s uncertain if he’ll ever have the ability to fight at precisely the exact same caliber he did before each of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at the UFC featherweight branch with successes over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, capturing the trifecta of Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Entry of the Night at the procedure, but since the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only 1 time, losing to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at this point it does not look like he will step into the cage again 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 career and he can bounce back from it earlier instead of later. As for who’ll confront Corassani now in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s really hard to say at this point, but a few options 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 fantastic 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 opponent for UFC Fight Night 53 — only hopefully whoever he picks is somebody who will put on as pleasure of a show as the Zombie could have.

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