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  • 22 days ago
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Unsurprisingly, "The Korean Zombie" is off the UFC rankings ballot after his recent confirmation that he will be away from the sport for at least 2 years. As of today, the UFC featherweight rankings no longer includes Chan Sung Jung, AKA "The Korean Zombie". Earlier this month, Jung announced that he would join the South Korean military, a mandatory requirement for adult males in the Asian nation, which would put him out of action for 2 years. Jung hasn't fought since losing a title fight agains read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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UFC featherweight competitor Chan Sung Jung discusses his mandatory two-year military service in South Korea and how this will impact his future in the sport. After spending more than a year away from the octagon to heal his shoulder, Chan Sung Jung, known as "The Korean Zombie" would soon be informed that his return to the cage would be delayed by another two years. Last week, it was announced that Jung would place his MMA career on hold to complete his mandatory two-year military service, some read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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"It's not something that was a surprise. Since all able-bodied men are obligated to serve, I knew that it was something that I'd have to do at some point. It's the law and a duty of all Korean men. Those are the rules, so I have to abide by them. I'll be working in my local district office. Because of several surgeries that I had, I was given a government office job. I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing there, though. I think this may extend my career, because it gives me some much needed tim read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Word got out last week that Chan Sung Jung, a.k.a "The Korean Zombie," would be sidelined for two years from MMA to fulfill his mandatory military service required of South Korean male citizens. The 13-4 fighter last competed in Aug. 2013 when he lost via fourth-round TKO to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. MMAFighting.com recently spoke to the 27-year-old, who started his service on Monday, via e-mail about this news: Ariel Helwani: What was your reaction when you heard that you'll have to read news >>

  • a month ago
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According to a report from MMA in Asia, beloved UFC featherweight "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung will be out of action until October of 2016 due to mandatory military service duties in his native South Korea. By law, South Korean men must serve in the military by the age of 30, and the 27-year-old fighter has yet to fulfill that requirement. Because of that, he is checking that off his to-do list immediately, and his military stint will begin Monday, Oct. 20, according to the report. The Kor read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chan Sung Jung (aka the Korean Zombie) hasn’t fought in more than a year. He is now going to be sidelined from competing in the Octagon for another two years. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight better known as “The Korean Zombie,” will be out of action for two years as he completes mandatory military service in his native South Korea. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chan Sung Jung has been ordered to complete mandatory military service in his native South Korean. It begins next week, and as a result, the 27-year-old won’t participate in any MMA bouts for the next two years.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Dulce et decorum est. Well ... that was unexpected. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung (13-4) will say goodbye to mixed martial arts (MMA) for no less than two years, following mandatory enlistment into the South Korean Army, according to a Facebook bomb Chung dropped earlier today. He departs Oct. 20 and returns Oct. 26, 2016. The 27-year-old "Korean Zombie" -- ranked No. 6 in the featherweight division -- hasn't competed since a technical knockout loss read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight fan-favorite affectionately nicknamed "The Korean Zombie," is expected to be sidelined from mixed martial arts for the next two years to fulfill his mandatory military service required of male South Korea citizens, Jung's manager Brian Rhee revealed to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani. "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 stron read news >>

  • a month ago
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It's becoming more and more apparent that Irish sensation Conor McGregor is on his way to becoming the biggest superstar in mixed martial arts. That's not just us writers blowing smoke up his you-know-what, it's relevant in the way he conducts himself inside and outside of the Octagon. As the unofficial front man for European MMA's American invasion, McGregor has already inherited a shoulder-shattering amount of pressure and responsibility. At only 26 years of age, The King of Dublin has talked read news >>

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