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Epic Fail: Hong Man Choi

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A couple of weeks ago, we lamented the fact that Hong Man Choi’s mandatory army service would take him out of the fight game for three years. The good news is, he failed a physical and will be sent back home. According to the report (which is translated here):

Choi submitted medical records indicating that his pituitary adenoma may compress his optic nerve and cause visual problems. His condition was deemed problematic for basic training and was discharged. It is likely that he was determined to be unfit for the next three months.

Choi will likely get a re-examination in which case he will “re-start” his duties, get an exemption, or be sent home for yet another physical at a later date, depending on the results…

As of now, it is quite likely that Choi may get an exemption since he has a clear reason and has all the necessary documents. Also, it has been reported that his vision has been deteriorating since last year. In an interview with My Daily, Choi was quoted as saying “I couldn’t see the right hook when I fought Mighty Mo.”

Choi’s pituitary adenoma was revealed to the media in June of last year through the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) right before Dynamite! USA. The CSAC deemed Choi unfit to compete and refused to issue him a fighter’s license.


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Post #1   4/28/08 5:44:22PM   

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Yay?
It's great that he can continue to fight, if he can continue to fight for much longer that is.

Post #2   4/28/08 6:01:16PM   

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So thats why he refused to get it removed...

Post #3   4/28/08 6:40:24PM   

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Thats why he couldnt fight Lesnar correct?

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That's why he can't get cleared to fight in the US at all.

Post #5   4/28/08 7:48:36PM   

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Thats why........... i got nothin

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Posted by throwmeahotone

Thats why........... i got nothin




you got that out before I could.. N1

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Posted by Raykill


Posted by throwmeahotone

Thats why........... i got nothin




you got that out before I could.. N1




Yes he did.

A FULL MONTH BEFORE!!!

Post #8   6/11/08 5:38:15PM   

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And he thought that all his opponents looked like ants coz he was so big.

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Posted by MMAcca


Posted by Raykill


Posted by throwmeahotone

Thats why........... i got nothin




you got that out before I could.. N1




Yes he did.

A FULL MONTH BEFORE!!!



Now thats funny. I guess I sould look at the date next time. I thought it was just posted. Thanks for pointing out the jacka$$ that I am

Post #10   6/12/08 1:23:12AM