Chan Sung Jung aka ‘The Korean Zombie’ paid a high price for his unsuccessful title shot against Jose Aldo earlier this month as he know faces a year out due to injuries he sustained during the fight.
The fight ended shortly after TKZ suffered a dislocated shoulder, but it later emerged that he also had a broken orbital bone. Both injuries required surgery and he now faces a lengthy spell on the treatment table.
“Most likely, he’ll be out a year,” TKZ’s manager Brian Rhee tells MMAfighting.com, “but that depends on how rehab goes.”
This is nothing new for the 26 year-old – he had to sit out for over 12 months in 2012 due to shoulder surgery following a victory over Dustin Poirier, but it’ll undoubtedly be very frustrating for him to again be kept out of the Octagon for such a long period of time.