ByJustin Golightly, writer at
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It's October, so you know what that means.

The cold soil shall bulge, hands will reach into the black night, and a frightening, lumbering shape will be bathed in the light of the moon. Of course, we're talking about Chan Sung Jung a.k.a. the Korean Zombie.

The last time the Zombie was caught on tape was last year, grappling Bellator lightweight contender Benson Henderson, and as recently as this past June, Jung rolled with Rener Gracie at a seminar. Despite being gone for years on mandatory military service, Jung still looked sharp.

Now, Jung may not be back terrorizing the UFC roster by All Hallows' Eve, but his military service does end this month. As reported by, he would like to return to the cage in late 2016 or early 2017. A South Korean card may be ideal, but with the UFC booked all the way up to UFC 207 on December 30th, it looks like it will be next year before this Korean Zombie shuffles back.

After making his UFC debut in 2011, Jung went on a three-fight win streak that included a win over Dustin Poirier, which earned him "Submission of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" bonuses. His only loss (and his last UFC fight) was against Jose Aldo, mostly due to a shoulder injury sustained in the fight.

The featherweight division—as well as the UFC in general—is a different beast than three years ago. Can Jung come back and burst right back into the top ten?

Watch this highlight to keep you hyped for his return.


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