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Who is the famous Korean MMA fighter Choo Sung-Hoon: on Physical:100? Everything you need to know about the viral Squid Game-like show


Choo Sung-Hoon, a Korean-Japanese mixed martial artist, is a contestant in Physical:100, a South Korean extreme sports reality series that has recently become the most popular Netflix original worldwide.

The show’s structure has been compared to that of the critically acclaimed Korean survival drama series Squid Game, which set streaming records on Netflix. No of their age, gender, or race, the show’s 100 different contestants all have astounding levels of physical capability and compete in a series of difficult physical tests to select the winner. Each game is governed by simple rules, and players advance until a victor is found. The prize is 300,000,000 won, or around $245,000.

Choo Sung-Hoon, who won the light heavyweight Grand Prix tournament on K-1 HERO, has previously competed in the UFC and One Championship, among other well-known MMA leagues. Sung-Hoone, often known as “Sexyama,” competed seven times under the UFC’s auspices between 2009 and 2015. He struggled during his time with the team, losing five of his seven games.

Choo Sung-Hoon stated that he has signed a new contract with ONE Championship three years after his prior fight. He has engaged in three fights there, winning his most recent one by TKO in March 2022 against Japanese grappling star Shinya Aoki. Sung-Hoon and his daughter Choo Sa Rang, along with a number of other notable father-daughter pairs, previously made an appearance on the immensely popular variety show The Return of Superman.

A lot of people have compared Physical:100 to Squid Game due to its intense competitiveness, contestants that are almost superhuman, and difficult obstacles. The show’s success can be attributed to its ground-breaking idea and flawless execution, which involved assembling 100 of South Korea’s physically intimidating people, devising athletic challenges that pit them against one another in the most primal way imaginable, and then wrapping it all up with compelling storytelling and production values reminiscent of Squid Game.

Viewers’ comparisons of Physical:100 to Squid Game here

Choo Sung-Hoon addresses his fans following exit from Physical:100

Physical: 100 has a devoted following in South Korea, and in the weeks since, its popularity has soared, catapulting it to the top of the ratings in other countries. Viewers from all around the world have been enthralled by the candidates’ grit and perseverance as well as the captivating premise of the show.

Choo Sung-Hoon competed in The Punishment of Sisyphus challenge in the pre-finals stages alongside Yun Sung-bin, an Olympic medalist, and bodybuilder Ma Sun-ho. Despite whining about how tiring it was to carry the boulder up the hill, he was doing well in the challenge. Choo Sun-Hoon, who was unsuccessful and claimed his performance was impeded by an ankle injury sustained while attempting to roll the boulder up the slope, was ultimately eliminated.

Following the departure, Choo Sung-Hoon used Instagram to connect with his followers, writing:

“I want to thank everyone so much for their support during the Physical 100 on Netflix. I detest to say it, but I fell short. But I try to do more and more every day. I’m still capable.

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