36. Korean Zombie
Chan Sung Jung is a UFC fan favorite for his all-action striking style. The MMA fighter is a top featherweight athlete and guarantees action every time he steps into the cage. However, all South Korean males must undertake two years of mandatory military service because they remain in a state of war with their neighbors North Korea. Many celebrities and athletes attempt to avoid this but there are no exceptions.
Zombie underwent his military service in 2014 and returned in 2016. Furthermore, he won his return fight. Many fans wondered how he would do when he returned. His time on the sidelines didn’t hurt him much as he continues to stay active at the top of the division. Another top UFC fighter, Doo Ho Choi is in the same position as Zombie was, and must finish his active service before returning to professional fighting.