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UFC issues statement on Anderson Silva pulling out of UFC 198

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As noted, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is out of his scheduled bout with Urijah Hall at UFC 198 due to abdominal pain that ultimately required gall bladder surgery. Silva is now okay.

The UFC issued the following statement:

Earlier this week, medical personnel determined that Anderson Silva was suffering from inflammation of the gallbladder, a serious ailment that forced him off the UFC 198 card. As a result of the condition, Silva had successful, minimally invasive surgery in Brazil today to remove the gallbladder. He is now resting comfortably following the procedure.

The recovery period following the surgery is estimated at 4-6 weeks and Silva will be reexamined by doctors before being cleared to return to training.

Silva thanks all of his fans around the world for their support and words of encouragement during this time.



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