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Chan Sung Jung Enters Mandatory Military Service, Will Not Return to Action for Two Years


(So this is what boot camp is like in South Korea, eh? *immediately purchases plane ticket*)

It has been well over a year since the MMA world has laid an eye on Chan Sung Jung. If you recall, “The Korean Zombie” broke approximately half the bones in his body against Jose Aldo at UFC 163 before dislocating his shoulder in the fourth round, and only recently popped up in July to angle for a fight with Nik Lentz on Twitter. A perennial fan favorite with 2 Fight of the Year awards to his credit, Jung was scheduled to face Akira Corassani at Fight Night 53 before reinjuring his shoulder and further delaying his return.

And unfortunately, it looks like we won’t be seeing the Zombie for a lot longer. Like Dominick Cruz long. In an interview with MMAFighting earlier today,┬áJung’s manager, Brian Rhee, revealed that his client would be stepping away from the sport for two years (!!!) to fulfill the mandatory military service required by all South Korean male citizens.

He feels bad for his fans and thankful to the UFC, Dana and the Ferttitas for letting him be a professional fighter,” Rhee said. “He’s going to rehab, train and comeback stronger than ever after the end of the 2 years!”

Jung, 27, is scheduled to report to basic training on October 20.

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It’s an unfortunate, albeit honorable decision by Jung, and while it sucks that we won’t see him for another two years, it would be selfish and downright despicable to lash out at Jung or, say, the South Korean military for this development, right?


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-J. Jones

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