He may have gotten his skull caved in by a well-timed, well-placed knee thrown by opponent Michael Page, but Brazilian warrior Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos wants to return to the Bellator cage as soon as December.

Which… er… ugh.

Here’s MMAFighting with the deets:

“I had a great recovery,” Santos told MMA Fighting. “This time off was super important for me. I was so busy doing other stuff that I didn’t even notice how fast his month has passed. It was really uncomfortable three or four days after the surgery, but after that I pretty much rested and studied.

“I plan on coming back to training next week and fighting in December,” he continued. “This is my plan. But before I make any decision, I will listen to what the doctors have to say. I have an appointment with the doctor next week to find out if he really clears me to train again, but I’m feeling super fine.”

According to Santos, the doctors were impressed how fast he was able to recover from the severe injury.

“They were surprised ever since I arrived in the hospital with the exams,” “Cyborg” said. “I recovered well and really fast. They were impressed, and they do think it’s possible for me to fight again. I won’t be the same way I was. I’m like a damaged car now, not a brand new car [laughs].”