Fight fans will unfortunately have to wait a bit more time to see 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, that was 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 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 coaching camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung doesn’t have structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a doctor at a month. Jung is one of the most exciting fighters in the game pound-for-pound bar none, but it seems like accidents have taken their toll upon him and at this point it’s uncertain if he’ll ever have the ability to fight at precisely the exact same grade he did before all of his injuries. At one point, Jung was on a three-fight win series in the UFC featherweight division with victories over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, capturing the trifecta of Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night 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 via fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at this stage 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 hopefully the 27-year-old South Korean has hit some sort of low point in his career and he can bounce back from it sooner rather than later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s quite hard to say at this point, but a few options include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”name” fighters seeking to bounce back from losses and who are available to combat. Although Corassani is not a great fighter, he is quite exciting and the UFC retains 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 opponent for UFC Fight Night 53 — just hopefully whoever he chooses is someone who will put on as fun of a show as the Zombie could have.
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