At UFC Fight Night 36, Lyoto Machida dominated Gegard Mousasi en route to a unanimous decision victory. The win supposedly garnered Machida a Middleweight title shot according to Dana White’s pre-fight comments, but there were some concerns about his foot after the fight.
Machida confirmed in a post-fight interview with Karyn Bryant that he hurt his foot in the third round and feared that he may have broken it. Machida was seen walking in a boot after the bout.
Today, MMAFighting is reporting that Machida underwent an X-ray Monday to determine if his foot was in fact broken, and ‘The Dragon’ got some very good news. According to the X-ray, Machida’s foot is not broken, but he is not in the clear yet. There is no word as to whether Machida has simply a bruise, or if he did any ligament damage during the fight.
As of now, there is no timetable for Machida’s return, but you can bet your bottom dollar he will be very attentive come UFC 173 when Vitor Belfort takes on Chris Weidman for the UFC Middleweight championship.
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