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

Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a little more time to see The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the information 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, that had been set to occur 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 at UFC 163. He had surgery on his shoulder and was expected to make his comeback this autumn after over a year out of their cage, but according to the post at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured the exact same shoulder during his coaching camp for Corassani. According to the guide, Jung has no structural damage and is to be re-evaluated by a physician at 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 at this point it’s uncertain if he’ll ever have the ability to fight at the same grade he did before all of his injuries. At one stage, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at 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 Night and Submission of the Night in the procedure, but because the triumph over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought just 1 time, dropping to Aldo via fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at this stage it doesn’t look like he will step into the cage again until 2015. It is very disappointing news for fans of The Korean Zombie anyplace, but the 27-year-old South Korean has hit some type of low point in his profession and he will bounce back from it sooner rather than later. As for who’ll face Corassani currently in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it’s quite tough 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 great fighter, he’s 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 competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — only hopefully whoever he picks is someone who will put on as fun of a show since the Zombie would have.

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