Earlier this week the news broke that Chan Sung Jung would be fighting Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night 181 on October 17th. Several of his teammates and training partners from the US have flown to Korea to help him prepare.

It would be a long journey under normal circumstances. But current Covid-19 regulations require anyone flying in from the US to spend two weeks in quarantine.

Last week Johnny Case announced he would be flying in to Korea to help a team mate with his training:

According to Marc Raimondi, coach Eddie Cha is also currently in quarantine in a hotel room in Korea. He is based in Arizona where the Korean Zombie has frequently used the MMA Lab as a base.

Case is no stranger to Asia, having fought four times for Rizin. However that was before the Covid-19 pandemic and the region has changed beyond recognition since the American was last here.

Case has also trained at the MMA Lab and it seems Jung has tried to assemble the team he would normally train with in the US. He also has his own camp, Korean Zombie MMA, which is home to some of the country’s top prospects.

The venue or UFC Fight Night 11 has yet to be confirmed. Given Jung’s reluctance to travel to the US it might turn out that the show is booked for Abu Dhabi and not Las Vegas, as had been widely anticipated.