Update: Doo Ho Choi’s injury and timeline for return revealed

June 16, 2017 1:17 am by Russell Ess
Doo Ho-Choi

Many fans were unhappy when word spread that rising UFC featherweight star Doo Ho Choi was pulled from his scheduled UFC 214 bout against Andre Fili due to suffering an injury.

According to Robin Black, who broke the news, “The Korean Superboy” suffered an injury that would keep him sidelined until October.

Doo Ho Choi off UFC 214

While there were reports going around that Choi suffered a back injury, BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor tweeted an update on Thursday and confirmed that “The Korean Superboy” suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to be removed from the UFC 214 fight against Fili.

Taylor: Contrary to reports, I can confirm that it is a shoulder injury which forced Doo Ho Choi (@KoreanSuperBoy7) off the #UFC214 fight card. 1/2

Taylor also got the same timeline as Black for an expected return in October.

Taylor: The injury, which involves his rotator cuff, is not supposed to be too bad. My sources tell me they expect him to be back by October. 2/2

Choi holds a 14-2 professional MMA record, going 3-1 in the UFC. Choi last fought in December at UFC 206 where he and Cub Swanson put on one of the most exciting fights in UFC history where Swanson was awarded a unanimous decision after three rounds of war. Prior to the loss against Swanson, “The Korean Superboy” was on a 12-fight win streak, ending his first three fights in the UFC all by KO/TKO in the very first round.

Cub Swanson Doo Ho Choi 206

Do you think we will see a match between Doo Ho Choi and Andre Fili rebooked later this year? If timing does not work, who would you like to see Choi take on next in the Octagon? Let’s hear it in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/16/2017.


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