UFC star Korean Zombie receives six-month medical suspension
Chan Sung Jung aka Korean Zombie has been ruled out of action for six months after the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended him on medical grounds following a vicious bout against Dan Ige on UFC on ESPN 25. Jung and Ige highlighted the main event which was ultimately won by the Korean Zombie on decision. In the post-fight interview, the fighter revealed that his shoulder kept popping in and out throughout the fight.
Jung dislocated his shoulder at the beginning of the second fight and since then struggled to raise his hands to defend himself. Even the 34-year-old’s cornermen did not know of his agony which is why they kept asking him to keep his hands high. Despite consistent pain in the shoulder, the Korean Zombie delivered powerful haymakers to go toe-to-toe against an in-form Ige.
But Jung isn’t the only UFC fighter to receive the suspension. Kanako Murata, who lost the fight under the same card has been sidelined for six months. In her loss to Virna Jandiroba, Murata dislocated her elbow in the first round after Jandiroba secured a deep arm bar. Murata refused to tap and carried on with an injured hand before the doctors eventually stopped the fight after the second round.
Moreover, Davey Grant, Dhiego Lima, Matthew Semelsberger, Josh Parisian, and Casey O’Neill have also been handed six-month suspensions.