“Luckily Alive”- The Korean Zombie Suffers Devastating Injury Before UFC 273 Title Fight Against Alexander Volkanovski

Published 03/12/2022, 5:43 AM EST

Chan Sung Jung is all ready to fight Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 273 soon. With the fight coming closer, there sure is a lot of pressure on the Korean fighter. After all, Volkanovski is such a dominant fighter. The featherweight champion has not lost a fight in years.

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Hence, it becomes very important for ‘The Korean Zombie’ to put his best foot forward in the upcoming title fight. However, something unfortunate happened to the fighter during a training session.

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On his Instagram stories, he uploaded a video where his followers could see him in quite a lot of pain. The video was accompanied by something written in the Korean language which, when put through Google translation, loosely translates to ‘luckily alive’.

Therefore, it looks like the fighter was quite heavily injured. However, what exactly happened is not clear. With UFC 273 being so close, one can only hope that the incident won’t be grave enough for him to pull off from the fight.

Chan Sung Jung is currently coming off a win against Dan Ige. The 17-6-0 record holder has been fighting since 2007. Back in 2013, he fought Jose Aldo for the title but, sadly, lost. Post that, he was away for a few years and returned to the octagon in 2017. So, since his return, UFC 273 will be the first time he will fight for the title.

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Chan Sung Jung: Injuries

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As a professional MMA fighter, Chan Sung Jung has experienced a fair share of injuries. As reported by ‘MMA Mania‘ the fighter has previously dealt with a painful SLAP tear in his shoulder.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 18: (R-L) ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung battles Brian Ortega in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While initially, UFC fighter Max Holloway and Volkanovski were supposed to clash, an injury deterred him out. That’s how Chan Sung Jung got the title fight. So with the recent accident that occurred whilst training, it would be interesting to see if the fighter would be open to explaining what had happened.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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