I went to see a doctor and was told to have an operation in the 2nd week of Feb. I had an interview with a Japanese MMA magazine, GONKAKU, and said I'd return next summer, but actually next fall is the earliest.
I had an injury in the same spot last year as well, and it takes a while to be recovered this time because the bone in this area are weak. I'm very sorry that I cannot fight sometimes soon, but I cannot complain. My doctor also told me that I cannot continue fighting if I don't fix my right hand completely now. I`m freaked out a bit when I heard this. I cannot do anything but wait. So, I`m not thinking about when I come back. I`m going to focus on fixing my right hand and just wait till it will be 100% cured.
I used to be so weak mentally and I became very lazy and stop doing everything whenever I lost my fight, got injured, or dumped by my girlfriend. I'm stronger and positive now. I accept my current situation and just do what I can do now. I feel I grew up a lot in last few years. I`m preparing for my next fight in the U.S. by running, training my kicks, reading books and studying English.