If you were super upset when Chan Sung Jung pulled out of UFC Fight Night 53 earlier this month, after already being sidelined since last August, prepared to be even more disappointed.
According to reports from MMA Junkie.com and MMA Fighting.com, Jung has been called to fulfil his two years of mandatory military service by the South Korean government. Jung also reportedly posted the news on his official Facebook account (in Korean).
As a result, over three years will go by without having “The Korean Zombie” throw down in the Octagon,
Jung hasn’t fought since UFC 163 last August, when he was TKO’d by champion Jose Aldo in round four. The stoppage came after Jung dislocated his shoulder in the fight.
So, that’s a bummer for “TKZ” fans, especially because it’s already been a while since he fought.
Jung locked up a title shot thanks to a three fight run, which included memorable wins over Leonard Garcia (via a Twister of all things), Mark Hominick (7 second KO) and Dustin Poirier (choke out victory with a D’arce).
The 27 year-old fighter currently holds down the #6 ranking in the UFC’s featherweight rankings.