The wheels of justice turn ever so slowly, but Hong Man Choi will finally get his day in front of the CSAC on August 6th. Choi was unceremoniously booted off the K1 Dynamite main event because of a tumor on his pituitary gland … you know, the one pretty much all giants have?
Jeong Yeon-soo, the CEO of the Korean branch office of FEG, the organizer of K-1, said, “He knew about the tumor. It’s not that big. Most giants have this disease. It wasn’t a problem when he fought in Korea or Japan.”
Jeong said, “The MRI test on Choi Hong Man didn’t go well. There was no MRI equipment that fit the size of his head, so he had to do an external MRI. The low definition of the image caused the blood stains to appear.”
He went on to say that when he had an MRI scan at two other hospitals in California, the results came out fine. Nonetheless, the California Athletic Commission did not look at them.
Jeong said, “Lesnar had medical check-ups from hospitals not designated by the California Athletic Commission and passed his physical. So not accepting Choi’s is discrimination.” He said that he might file suit or seek all measures necessary to overturn the decision.
It’s interesting to note here that Choi isn’t barred from fighting anywhere else in the world or the states because of this issue. That kinda blackballing only occurs when a fighter has had their license suspended. Choi only had his license denied. So there’s really only two reasons to go ahead with this: to clear away any potential issues in other sanctioned US states like Nevada, or as a preparatory action before suing the CSAC.