Daniel Cormier broke his right hand hiitting Antonio Silva in the first round, and then kept on hitting with it.
"It was just the adrenaline," he told MMA Fighting. "I was on such a high ... If we'd have fought 15 minutes, I'd have kept throwing that thing all 15 minutes."
Today the former Olympian's hand goes into a cast for the next six to eight weeks. He plans to work on kicks and his cardio, but even when the cast finally comes off, it is unknown how long it will be before he's able to get back into full training and sparring.
"This is terrible for me," Cormier said. "This is worst-case scenario. With when they want the fight to happen (first quarter 2012), and me being the kind of guy who wants to deliver those type of fights, to have an injury like this. The thing that makes it so difficult is, I think Josh is so good. I need to have a ten-week training camp to prepare for that fight, so this is worst-case scenario for me .. (I am) just hoping I have something in me that makes me heal fast so I can start training, and get the type of training camp I need to fight Josh."
"Everybody always tells me that I made big improvements from fight to fight to fight. Well, if I'm injured for two months, what if I don't make that much of an improvement from my last fight to the fight with Josh? That's why I say it's worst-case. This is the fight where I have to make the most improvement just to be where I need to be to beat the guy."
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