Hong Man Choi has failed his countries physical examination and his fighting career may also be in jeopardy.
Apparently, the eye issue that caused the California athletic commission to bar the South Korean giant from participating at a K-1 event in June, is the same issue that is preventing Choi from fulfilling his three year mandatory military service.
As of now, Choi is relieved of his military commitment but the situation could be reexamined at a later time.
Choi last fought at Yarennoka on New Years Eve against famed Russian fighter, Fedor Emelianenko. Choi took Emelianenko down early in the first round of that fight but was quickly submitted via armbar.