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

Fight fans will regrettably have to wait a little longer to see The Korean Zombie back in action. According to MMA-in-Asia. Com, who confirmed the information with the fighter’s supervisor, Chan Sung Jung re-injured his shoulder and has been forced to pull from his scheduled fight against Akira Corassani, which had been set to take place October 4 in Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Jung hasn’t 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 fall after over a year out of their cage, but according to the article at MMA-in-Asia, Jung re-injured exactly the exact same shoulder through 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 seems like accidents have taken their toll upon him and at this point it is unclear if he will ever have the ability to fight again at precisely the exact same grade he did before all his injuries. At one point, Jung was on a three-fight win streak at the UFC featherweight branch with successes over Dustin Poirier, Mark Hominick and Leonard Garcia, shooting the trifecta of Battle of the Night, Knockout of the evening and Entry of the Night at the procedure, but since the triumph over Poirier in May 2012 Jung has fought only one time, losing to Aldo via fourth-round TKO in UFC 163, and at the point it doesn’t seem like he’ll step into the cage until 2015. It’s very disappointing news for fans of this Korean Zombie everywhere, 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 instead of later. As for who’ll confront Corassani currently in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 53, it is quite hard 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 who are available to combat. Although Corassani is not 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 — just hopefully whoever he picks is someone who will wear as fun of a series since the Zombie could have.

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