Manager Ed Soares spoke to the press regarding Lyoto Machida’s fully recovered hand. He says that Machida is now at100% and has already begun training in preparation for his rematch title fight against Mauricio Shogun. This main event light heavyweight title bout is scheduled for May 8th at UFC 113 in Montreal.
From Ed Soares:
“I just spoke with him and he’s already started hitting pads and hitting mits, and he says his hand feels great…Before even the Rashad fight it was bothering him, and in between the Rashad and Shogun fights he went to a specialist down in Brazil. The specialist kind of pointed out the problems with it…He had that mentality the show must go on. He just kind of roughed through it, but he said that this last training camp leading up to the Shogun fight there were a lot of times where he had problems. It would be hurting during training when he hit, and once he went to the specialist here they looked at it and they took care of it…There were actually four parts on his hand, some bone spurs that they needed to take out of there. They actually found a little bone fragment in there too.”