Glover Teixeira was soundly defeated by Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 109 a few weeks back.
Before the Brazilian light heavyweight can return to action, a surgery was needed and done to the fighter's injured hand.
In a brief statement to MMA Fighting, the healing Brazilian stated that he could start training again in about two months.
“I think I’ll be able to train again in six or eight weeks,” Teixeira said. “The doctor said the recovery is easy. I’ll start physical therapy in two weeks, I believe.”
Teixeira actually fractured a finger in his right hand in the third round of his fight with Gustafsson.
Assuming that the fighter is accurate about how long it would take him to recover, the Brazilian can start training around mid-August.
When the Brazilian does return to the Octagon, the fighter is going to be doing so having won just one of his last three in the UFC. That lone victory came over Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision at UFC 208 in February of this year.
The Brazilian has also previously challenged for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, having lost to then champion Jon Jones at UFC 172 in 2014.