The career of ‘Korean Zombie’ Chang Sung Jung is nothing if not unpredictable. Capable of the unfathomable when inside the Octagon, the Korean featherweight’s career has unfortunately been blighted by a number of injuries, as well as military service, that has put a stop to any momentum he might have wished to build.
Indeed, fans of The Korean Zombie had to wait some four years for him to return following his 2013 loss to Jose Aldo. But, when he did, in a fight against Dennis Bermudez, it was worth the wait, as Jung scored a stunning knockout in the very first round.
The idea was for the Bermudez win to kickstart things again. It was supposed to lead to a July fight with Ricardo Lamas. Yet, as is seemingly his custom, The Korean Zombie, at the point when it all seemed to be moving in the right direction, got injured in training and the date with Lamas was called off.
Now, thanks to a June 5 Instagram post, we have learned the true extent of the 30-year-old’s injury (see below). It’s fair to say the initial estimation of a six month lay-off might have been downplaying the severity of it all.