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

Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a little longer to find The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the news with all the fighter’s supervisor, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and was forced to pull from his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, that had been set to take place 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 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 same shoulder through his training camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung doesn’t have structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a physician in a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport pound-for-pound bar none, but it feels like injuries have taken their toll on him and now it’s unclear if he’ll ever be able to fight again at precisely the exact same caliber he did before each his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at the UFC featherweight branch with victories over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, capturing the trifecta of Fight of the Night, Knockout of the evening and Entry of the Night in the procedure, but since the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only 1 time, dropping to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at the stage it doesn’t seem like he will step into the cage again until 2015. It is very disappointing news for fans 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 can bounce back from it sooner rather than later. As for who’ll face Corassani now in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it is really hard to say at this time, but a few choices include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three »name » fighters looking to bounce back from losses and who are available to combat. Although Corassani is not a fantastic fighter, he is 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 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will wear as fun of a series as the Zombie would have.

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