On March 31, 2020, on the YouTube channel ‘Mami Kim (name before it was changed to Stun Gun TV)’, UFC broadcaster Kim Dong-hyun (42) trained with Road FC Hwang In-soo (29).
At the time, Hwang In-soo was a mixed martial arts middleweight (-84 kg) prospect who won Road FC 5 wins and 1 loss within 3 years of his debut. He appeared in the video as a fighter belonging to ‘Tim Stern Gun’ led by Kim Dong-hyun.
Hwang In-soo became the mixed martial arts champion through the 2021 Road FC middleweight title fight. On February 25, 2023, after withdrawing from ‘Tim Stern Gun’, he won a kickboxing match with Myeong Hyun-man (38), the number one standing striker in Korea, by TKO in the 3rd round.
It is Hwang In-soo who won all 6 victories in mixed martial arts by KO. Regardless of the event, it is safe to say that he became the strongest player on the Korean stage. “Can you give me the honor to decorate your brother’s retirement match? I would really appreciate it if you would give me permission,” he said, openly expressing his intention to challenge Kim Dong-hyun.
Kim Dong-hyun’s record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 null in 18 fights since 2008 is still the most appearances and wins by a Korean in the UFC. On February 2-7, 2017, he was ranked 6th in the official UFC welterweight (-77kg) ranking.
He hasn’t played for 6 years, but he may still be active. According to Jane Simon, deputy editor-in-chief of ‘Bloody Elbow’, an American mixed martial arts media outlet, Kim Dong-hyun is a ‘UFC inactive fighter’ who ▲is on the roster, ▲is absent for more than a year without a scheduled return date, or ▲clearly announces his intention to retire.
He’s saying his contract isn’t over yet. This is why the possibility of Kim Dong-hyun’s participation is mentioned whenever the UFC holds or promotes a tournament in Korea, such as in December 2019 and February 2023.
Middleweight Park Joon-yong (32) and light heavyweight (-93kg) Jung Da-un (30), UFC fighters who are in a higher weight class than Kim Dong-hyun, recently said, “You can’t win with cage wrestling (clinch battle while lying on your back).” He improved his senior’s skills.
As Hwang In-soo left, it was revealed that director Kim Dong-hyeon was busy with broadcasting activities and could not properly guide the students. Kim Dong-hyun admitted his mistake in the process of breaking up with Hwang In-soo and reorganized ‘Team Stun Gun’ into a crew that takes care of juniors rather than a general mixed martial arts training team. 메이저놀이터
“Donghyun thinks his older brother is the strongest grappler in Korea. He also learned a lot,” while talking about the “Team Stun Gun” days in a good way, Hwang In-soo said, “There are unsolved homework. He did not hide his emotions, saying, “Since he caught only Myeong-hyeon, who is said to be the best at standing batting, as a bat, can he mention the name of the person who is the strongest on the ground?”
Hwang In-soo is a mixed martial arts fighter whose potential is recognized even on the American stage, with rumors circulating that the UFC showed interest even when he signed the contract renewal document with Kim Dong-hyun in February 2020.
“Because Donghyun and hyung are doing it their own way (in the broadcasting world), and I am also doing it my way. There is nothing to notice (his old relationship). Hwang In-soo confessed, saying, “I feel comfortable because I do everything I have to say. This is my personality. I hope you don’t hate (me) too much and look at me with confidence, not arrogance. (In the future) I will visit you often with fun matches, so please look at it nicely.”