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Brandon Vera out until at least May

UFC heavyweight contender Brandon “The Truth” Vera will be out of action until at least May after breaking a bone in his thumb during his UFC 77 fight with Tim Sylvia, MMAWeekly is reporting.

In the first round of his fight with Sylvia, Vera broke his left scaphoid, a small bone in the thumb that that keeps it from bending too far back towards the wrist, and continued the fight using just his right hand. Vera opted for immediate surgery on the left hand, which was eventually stabilized with three screws.

According to MMAWeekly, the UFC was hoping to have Vera as part of its March event in Columbus,OH, but Vera says he will be ready to return no earlier than May.

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