So much for Chan Sung Jung stepping in and facing UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the near future. According to a report by MMAFighting.com, “The Korean Zombie” has elected to undergo shoulder surgery, forcing him to the sidelines and off the November UFC card in China.
The report said that UFC officials had asked Jung to compete in Macau, China on November 10, but the fighter elected to fix his injury instead. Jung was advised before defeating Dustin Poirier to have surgery, but pushed it back to win his third consecutive fight inside the Octagon.
Since defeating Poirier, Jung has tried to make his case for a shot at Aldo. Currently, Aldo is set to meet Erik Koch later this year, likely in Brazil at UFC 153, though nothing has been made official.