Dooho Choi Wants Title Bout Before Mandatory Military Service


Dooho Choi is a citizen of South Korea and as such, is required to take part in mandatory military service for at least two years time.

Before the fighter does take part in military service, one thing that he would like is a shot at the UFC Featherweight Title.

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“I want to have a title shot,” he said to MMA Junkie.

Choi isn’t the first fighter under the UFC banner to have to do mandatory military service in South Korea, as former UFC Featherweight Title challenger Chan Sung Jung had to complete it as well.

Even though he has to serve at least two years in the military, a positive for Choi is that the fighter will have an opportunity to improve those fighting skills.

“I feel that during that time I’m in the military, I’m still going to be working on my fighting career,” Choi said. “So I’ll just become an even greater fighter, in my opinion.”

Max Holloway is the current UFC Featherweight Champion, who was last seen defending the title against former champion Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 218.

UFC Fight Night St. Louis takes place on Saturday, January 14 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri with Dooho Choi and Jeremy Stephens headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1. 

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