Couture, 44, sustained the injury Saturday blocking a Gonzaga right high kick with his left forearm, cleanly separating the ulna bone with a "nightstick fracture," a break common in law enforcement circles. The injury placed the UFC heavyweight champion's arm in a splint for six weeks. The appendage will not need a cast.
"It's not displaced, so the doctors think it will reattach in about a week and a half," said Couture, who embarks on a South African adventure to shoot a leading role in major motion picture "The Scorpion King - The Akkadian" in nearly six weeks. It is believed the injury will not effect Couture's shooting schedule.