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

Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a bit more time to see The Korean Zombie back in action. In accordance with MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the news with 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 occur October 4 in Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Jung has not 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 has been 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 coaching 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 upon him and now it is uncertain if he will ever have the ability to fight at precisely the 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 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 because the win over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought just one time, dropping to Aldo through fourth-round TKO at UFC 163, and at the point it doesn’t look like he will step into the cage again until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for lovers of this Korean Zombie everywhere, but the 27-year-old South Korean has only hit some type of low point in his career and he will bounce back from it sooner instead of later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main occasion of UFC Fight Night 53, it is quite tough to say at this time, but some options include Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Diego Brandao, three”name” fighters looking to bounce back from losses and that are available to combat. Although Corassani is not a great fighter, he’s very 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 competition for UFC Fight Night 53 — only hopefully whoever he chooses is somebody who will wear as pleasure of a series as the Zombie could have.

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