UFC middleweight Punahele Soriano scored an impressive victory over Dalcha Lungiambula at this past weekend's UFC on ABC 3 event in New York. It was a much-needed win for Soriano, who admitted after suffering back-to-back losses, he was worried a third straight setback would end his UFC run.
Soriano (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) not only got the win, but he also scored a $50,000 "Performance of the Night" bonus with the result. However, the victory did come at a price, as Soriano eventually learned he broke his right hand and would need to wear a cast for four weeks.
It's a temporary setback, but Soriano admitted treatment was quite the unpleasant experience.
"They said it was broke and the bone's like misplaced," Soriano told MMA Underground. "Hurt so bad. They had to set it when they casted it, so the guy's, like, squeezing it like he's trying to get the last bit of toothpaste out of the thing and just like, squeezing it, squeezing it while she's casting it up. I did not wake up that day expecting that, and it sucked, but just four weeks, I think, of this, and I should be all right."
Check out the full interview in the video above.