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Comedian to debut as mixed martial arts fighter

By Korea Herald

Published : Oct. 1, 2013 - 19:04

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Yoon Hyung-bin (right) with Road FC CEO Jung Moon-hong. (Road FC) Yoon Hyung-bin (right) with Road FC CEO Jung Moon-hong. (Road FC)
Comedian Yoon Hyung-bin has announced that he will debut as a mixed martial arts fighter for Road FC, the biggest mixed martial arts organization in Asia.

Yoon is the second celebrity to become a fighter for the organization, the first being fellow comedian Lee Seung-yoon.

“From the outside it looks like we’re just giving and taking punches, but from practicing to going to matches, I learned a lot from other fighters,” Yoon said in a statement. “I think, as a man, this kind of challenge is worth a shot.”

Yoon also explained that Road FC’s campaigns against school violence and a scholarship program for students influenced his decision to join the organization.

Road FC CEO Jung Moon-hong stated, “We hope to see Yoon actively participating in society not only as a comedian but as a mixed martial arts fighter.”

By Cha Yo-rim (yorimcha@heraldcorp.com)