“I think everyone had a hard time with this,” said Choi of the effects of the pandemic at home in South Korea. “I hope everyone will get over it quickly.”
As for his military service, Choi is impatient to see him in the rear view mirror and return to work in the Octagon.
“Once the military situation is over, I want to go to the Octagon as soon as possible and show that I am still a high-ranking competitive fighter,” he said.
No demonstration is necessary for Choi, who has already proven that he belongs to the best in the featherweight division. And while inactivity was a problem, it is essential to point out that Choi’s compatriot Chan Sung Jung also dealt with injury layoffs and compulsory military service and returned to the top of his game, with recent victories over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar showing “The Korean Zombie” in its original form.
Choi hopes to follow this path, and if anyone needs reminders, just think he has already won five bonuses in six UFC fights. With a bonus in his next fight, he will join Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone and Israel Adesanya in third place for the fastest time to get six bonuses. It’s an awesome business.
“Winning is important, but it is also important to participate in exciting fights that fans love to watch,” he said. “And no matter how good the fight, I think it should be fun. While this pleasure has slowed in my recent fights, I think if I can get back into the Octagon and fight well and win, I can have good opportunities in no time. “
Choi knows we’re going to watch.
“I’ll be back soon and show you more exciting fights.”