Chan Sung Jung may just be “The Korean Zombie” for real. In his most recent win over Dustin Poirier, Jung let it be known that he earned the victory with a torn rotator cuff that will require surgery.
“I finally had an MRI and the doctor’s verdict is that I have a tear in my rotator cuff,” said Jung, in a recent interview with BloodyElbow.com. “He recommended immediate surgery, but I wasn’t about to let some skinny-necked doctors stand between me and my goal, so I played it down and trained through the pain.”
Jung said that the injury kept him from building muscle mass, and that he was nowhere near his peak physically heading into the fight with Poirier. With the win, Jung likely secured himself a future title shot in the UFC’s featherweight division.
“It definitely put a crimp in my training style because I didn’t get to do a lot of things I wanted to do,” Jung said. “And the things that I did do, I didn’t do them to the degree that I would have liked to.”