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Smith has negative X-ray on foot, eyes rematch with Lawler


Despite previous reports that EliteXC middleweight fighter Scott Smith broke his foot during his bout with Robbie Lawler last Saturday night, has confirmed that he suffered no break and will not miss any time with an injury.

Smith confirmed the news himself when he appeared on MMAWeekly Radio Wednesday night.

"I got x-rays yesterday, no breaks, no cracks, nothing. My foot's good to go," he stated.

After the fight ended, Smith limped to the post fight press conference and, at the time, he thought he was dealing with a broken foot, but upon further examination the injury will heal up fairly quickly.

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"The night of the fight, I could barely walk on it. By the next day I was walking pretty good, and I'm completely walking normal now," said Smith. "It's black and blue all the way above my ankle and pretty swollen, but the doctor said no breaks, so he just said, 'quit kicking people in the elbow.'"

Following an epic fight with Lawler at the first ever CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights card, Smith says he will take a week off to spend some time with his children and then he will head back into the gym to prepare for his rematch with the champion.

While no official announcement has been made, EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw mentioned that the next CBS show would likely take place in late summer or early fall, and Smith believes he and Lawler will be the headline fight.

"They said for sure we're rematching, we'll be a main event at a CBS card type thing. It will be good," he commented. "September, October is what I'm told."

After a brief break from action, Smith also said he would be traveling to Thailand to train and get ready for his rematch with Lawler where he hopes this time to go home as the new EliteXC middleweight champion.