Chan Sung Jung Had Eye Injury Before UFC Fight Night Busan, Surgery Required

Chan Sung Jung competed in the main event of UFC Fight Night Busan, scoring a first round TKO victory over former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

It appears that Jung didn’t come into the bout without issues, as the fighter was dealing with double vision as he headed into the Octagon.

“During my stay in the States, my eye condition became worse, and in order to treat it as soon as possible, I had no choice but to let the UFC know,” Jung said to MMA Fighting. “Fortunately, I was told that there wasn’t any harm to my eye, it was just the double vision, so I had to choose whether to fight or not. If the doctors told me it was going to get worse if I get hit in the eye, I would’ve gave it another thought, but they told me it was okay to be hit, and I was glad that I was able to stay in this sport."

The fighter still pulled out the aforementioned victory, but will now be getting surgery to correct the problem in the near future.

Once the surgery is complete, it will take Jung approximately three months to recover, meaning he won’t compete again until second quarter 2020.

“Those that follow me on Instagram might know, but currently I have an eye condition that makes me see double,” Jung said after the event (via Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting). “Right now, everyone in this room, I’m seeing double of everything. I have double vision. It’s not a huge, major surgery, but is still gonna take about a couple, three months to recover.”

Jung is in the midst of a two fight winning streak and is currently sitting at #4 in the UFC Featherweight Division rankings.

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