Tyrone Spong suffered a broken shin bone at GLORY 15 in Turkey over the weekend, but has already undergone successfully surgery.
The kickboxing star and budding MMA fighter posted an update on the Blackzilians official site on Monday.
“I want my family, friends and fans to know that I’m okay. The trip home to Florida was a long one and I am thankful to be back in Florida. I had surgery this morning and it went perfectly,” the 28-year-old posted. “My Doctors said it turned out to be a clean break and they feel confident that I will recover 100-percent. They said I can be training for a fight as early as six months if I rehab properly.
“I feel very optimistic. Thank you all for your support.”
Spong suffered his first loss in kickboxing since a 2010 defeat at the hands of Alistair Overeem. He is 74-7-1 in that arena, while holding a 2-0 professional MMA record. He is signed to a deal with the World Series of Fighting.
As he stated, if all goes smoothly, Spong could be back in six months. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a broken leg in similar fashion to Spong’s injury in December.