TKZ likely out for a year following surgeries


There are zombies, and smart zombies, and speed zombies, and now we have an injured zombie.

Following his loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 163, Chan Sung Jung (AKA TKZ, AKA The Korean Zombie) underwent surgery for a dislocated right shoulder and broken orbital bone. The fight ended when TKZ disclocated his shoulder, and was unable to continue.

The fight was Jung's first since May of 2012, and followed surgery on his left shoulder.

"Most likely, he'll be out a year," manager Brian Rhee told, "but that depends on how rehab goes."

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mestregruber site profile image  

8/23/13 11:34 AM by mestregruber

"The fight ended when TKZ disclocated his shoulder, and was unable to continue."No, the fight ended when Aldo took advantage of the injury to force a GNP stoppage. I know I'm being pedantic, but I think the sentence above is misleading.

easedel site profile image  

8/22/13 3:41 PM by easedel

Thats a fucking shame too. He was starting to turn it on and Aldo was falling off.

BernardHopkins site profile image  

8/22/13 3:17 PM by BernardHopkins

Good thing he earned enough $ in his title shot to last him this whole time off.

Sho_Gunn site profile image  

8/22/13 2:23 PM by Sho_Gunn

Terrible news. Lets hope for a speedy recovering.

MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

8/22/13 2:19 PM by MartialArtsMixed

This, it means that he's making 20k a year for the last 2 years.

TuLegit site profile image  

8/22/13 2:19 PM by TuLegit

There goes another year off the prime of his fighting career.

Lobo8 site profile image  

8/22/13 1:45 PM by Lobo8

Damn, well at least he will have some income from his new gym. And i trust that ufc paid him a nice bonus

michaelkaras site profile image  

8/22/13 1:20 PM by michaelkaras

playing devils advocate, i dont think TKZ spent most of the past 2 years (ish?) doing media at the UFC's request. Ronda gets compensated for what she puts in.I'm not saying that TKZ doesn't deserve more money, there are just a ton of factors to consider besides just the fight money, like popularity, press, and most importantly, the existing contract. Maybe he signed the contract when he was less popular, and it's a six-fight deal. We don't know the terms.Sometimes it isn't fair that the UFC pushes one fighter over the other, but they do it for whatever reason they need to. Perhaps it was worth more to the UFC to promote the womens' division, especially in light of the new TUF, than it was to promote TKZ vs Aldo. Their business judgment is usually pretty sound, so I would say the decision has a strong likelihood of returning more viewers and profits to the UFC.TKZ is the shit though, and I hope he makes a full recovery and gets his bills paid by the UFC, with some cost of living money to get him through the injury period stronger. Hopefully he's at the end of his contract, and he can negotiate a higher purse too.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

8/22/13 1:03 PM by PrettyBoy

May he have a swift and safe recovery.

john_d1974 site profile image  

8/22/13 11:25 AM by john_d1974

a year? talk about dragging it out!