“Physical: 100” Contestant Choo Sung Hoon Reunites With BTS’s Jungkook And Spills On Their Iconic Friendship

“I always loved [Jungkook]…” 💜

Choo Sung Hoon (also known by his Japanese name Yoshihiro Akiyama) appealed to global audiences with his appearance on Netflix‘s hit 2023 show Physical: 100, but he’s had a long history of entertaining and impressing the masses.

Promotional photo for Netflix’s “Physical: 100” | @akiyamachoo/Instagram

Choo Sung Hoon, also known by his nickname Sexyama, is a decorated mixed martial artist who has participated in the full-combat sport for nearly two decades. 

While many know him from MMA or his UFC career, others know him as the dedicated father of Choo Sarang from when the father-daughter duo charmed audiences on the popular variety show The Return of Superman.

Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang in a promotional photo for ‘The Return of Superman”

Most recently, audiences came to know and love him from the reality competition program Physical: 100, which gathered 100 physically fit contestants from various backgrounds to complete grueling challenges for a ₩300 million KRW (about $231,000 USD) prize.

The 47-year-old star mesmerized audiences with his strength, endurance, and leadership skills and hilariously earned endearing nicknames such as “GrandZaddy” and “silver fox.”

Other fans may have learned about the MMA legend after he sparred with BTS‘s Jungkook last summer.

Choo Sung Hoon and BTS’s Jungkook sparring in 2022

ARMYs were excited to learn that the two recently reunited, and this time in a less physically demanding setting.

Choo Sung Hoon shared about their latest interaction on his Instagram and couldn’t help praising BTS’s maknae.

Choo Sung Hoon (left) and BTS’s Jungkook (right) in 2022 | @akiyamayoshihir/Twitter

Sharing the experience with fans in Korean, Japanese, and English, Choo Sung Hoon revealed the two had gone to dinner, and Jungkook charmed him with his kind personality.

Thank you JUNGKOOK the other night, I had the best dinner time with you.
He’s so cool, cute, and polite.
I always loved him, but since having dinner, I love him even more!

— Choo Sung Hoon

He hilariously spilled that they ate too much but hoped they could get together again soon.

We ate way too much though… haha
Let‘s get together again soon! 💜

— Choo Sung Hoon

He ended the post by promising to train with Jungkook again.

I promised to train again.💜

— Choo Sung Hoon

Cha Sung Hoon (left) and BTS’s Jungkook (right) in 2023 | @akiyamachoo/Instagram

Fans loved to see the two reconnect and the unexpected crossover of Physical: 100 and BTS.

For more on Choo Sung Hoon’s legendary career, check out the article below!

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