Brandon “The Truth” Vera will be out of commission until at least May with a broken scaphoid, a small bone located in the thumb which Vera apparently broke during the first round of his fight against Tim Sylvia according to a report from MMA Weekly.
Here’s a snip from Vera:
“My thumb got caught and pulled back like a banana….I held my breath and pulled it real hard and it didn’t go back in… I finished the first round, went back to my coaches, who were like ‘(expletive) your left hand, you don’t need it! Use your right hand.’ I was like cool, I won’t use my left hand…”
Vera also apologized for producing such an unexciting fight with Sylvia and looks toward a positive future:
“I sucked. That was one of the most boring fights ever. I’m ashamed to have been a part of it… I wish they would put me with Tim again, but it looks like I’m going to climb up the ladder again. I don’t care who they put me with, I’m banging. I’ll make sure not to punch so hard in the beginning; I’ll make sure I use up all the rounds.”
When asked to comment on the upcoming bout between Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera for the interim heavyweight title, Vera, with three shiny new screws in his hand, said “It’s really hard to look at…Coulda, shoulda, woulda been me, so it sucks.”