Comedian Yoon Hyung-bin (43) is so busy. It is all the more so as the public comedy program “Gag Concert (Gag Concert)” has recently been revived. Yoon is playing a key role in Gagcon that dreams of making another leap forward. His own “Yunhyeong-bin Small Theater” laid the foundation for the revival of Gagcon. Yunhyeong-bin was the reason many juniors didn’t give up on comedy.
Yoon Hyung-bin, who lacks even ten bodies, has declared that he will engage in martial arts again. He will compete in the “Gupne Road FC 067” competition to be held at the Grand Hotel in Switzerland in Hongeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul on May 16. It is not his first time to climb the cage. He has an official record of one win and one out of one game. He made his debut as a martial arts fighter at Road FC 014 in 2014. He knocked out Tsukuya Takada of Japan in the first round by KO. Back then, his national ratings were 7.1 percent, making him the most popular among Koreans at the same time.
The match was not without controversy. Some questioned whether he really fought against a proper player. However, Yoon Hyung-bin, who prepared for the event, meant it. He underwent the same training and weight loss as a professional athlete. He lost more than 80 kg in normal weight to 70 kg, the lightweight limit. The determination that I heard at the scene of the race, “I will do my best not to become someone to everyone like a real athlete,” is still embedded in my head.
It made me wonder when Yoon Hyung-bin, who did that, said he would return to the Road FC cage for the first time in nine years. Why on earth? Back then, he was in his mid-30s and full of stamina. He is now in his 40s as a middle-aged man. He is also retiring as a professional martial artist. Moreover, he is busy with his main job. He did not even prepare for the event as long as he did nine years ago.
I asked him why in person. Yoon Hyung-bin’s answer was “person.” “My opponent has openly provoked me, but more than anything else, I thought I should try it again because it is hosted by my favorite younger brother, Kwon A-sol,” he said.
The game in which Yoon Hyung-bin participates is not an official MMA rule hosted by Road FC. It is a kind of martial arts content that is conducted within a YouTube channel operated by Kwon A-sol. The rule focuses on standing batting by competing for 100 seconds. It is also true that the entertainment aspect is strong. At the Road FC press conference, the performance of Shoyu Ricky, the opponent, pouring soy sauce on Yoon Hyung-bin’s face, was a perfect scene for YouTube. “Shoyu” means “soy sauce” in Japanese. 온라인카지노
Yoon Hyung-bin also said, “I was embarrassed. I was a bit angry at the scene.” He also expressed his desire to win games. Despite such humiliation, he has to participate in this event because of his affection for martial arts.
“After I came across it by chance, I found martial arts so fun. I fell in love with it even more as I trained seriously,” Yoon said. “I lack a lot, but I just love it so much. Many people ask me why I do scary and nasty sports like martial arts, but I don’t think it’s that dangerous for me.”
Yoon became more interested in martial arts because of ssireum and taekwondo when he was young. He learned basic batting skills including kicking from his father who was a Taekwondo player. In elementary school, he played in the ssireum team for a while.
Loving martial arts is one thing, and participating as a real fighter is another. At the center of his re-entry to the Gagcon and participating in martial arts competitions is the keyword “responsibility.” Yun, who is also well-known in the comedy industry as a “good senior,” always wants to help his juniors in any way possible.
Yoon Hyung-bin said about the part, “I would be lying if I didn’t have such a thing. I think the reason I’m playing this match is because I want to help Kwon A-sol’s YouTube channel.”
“Gag and martial arts are very similar,” Yoon Hyung-bin said at the end of the interview. “There are a lot of young people who are very innocent and hard at martial arts. Everyone wants to do their best to rise to a good position. The reason I often meet Road FC Chairman Chung Moon-hong is because I want to make good performances for those friends.”
Hateurs who like to gossip sometimes criticize Yoon Hyung-bin for being a fighter. It’s not that he doesn’t care about those voices, either. But he also wants to let people know that his affection for martial arts is not a fake. He also hoped that this event would lead to greater interest in “real” players.
“Actually, I’m not a martial arts fighter in terms of my skills. I’m grateful that I’m on such a good stage because my face is well known. I think it’s a great page in my life as well. Don’t just curse too much and look at me with supportive eyes. I’ll just do my best to fight.”