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Anderson Silva out of UFC 198, may need gall bladder surgery

06:34 PM May 11, 2016
FILE -- Anderson Silva of Brazil prepares for his middleweight bout against British fighter Michael Bisping (not pictured) at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night event in London on February 27, 2016. Bisping beat Silva on a judge's decision over five rounds. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N

FILE — Anderson Silva of Brazil prepares for his middleweight bout against British fighter Michael Bisping (not pictured) at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night event in London on February 27, 2016.
Bisping beat Silva on a judge’s decision over five rounds. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE’N

Anderson Silva will miss UFC 198 in what would’ve been his homecoming fight vs Uriah Hall in Curitiba, Brazil due to health issues.

According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion, was forced to withdraw from the card after feeling pain in his abdominal area.

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Jeff Davidson, UFC’s medical consultant, told Iole that Silva may need to go under the knife for a possible gall bladder surgery.

“Anderson developed abdominal discomfort [Monday and] further evaluation today is consistent with acute cholecystitis,” Davidson said Wednesday (Manila time). “He will be seen by a surgeon today for possible surgery.”

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“Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gall bladder and is a primary reason patients have their gall bladders removed,” Iole wrote.

Iole also said White plans to keep Hall on the slate as he looks for a replacement following Silva’s withdrawal.

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