Anderson Silva out of UFC 198 with injury

Nissi Icasiano
Anderson Silva out of UFC 198 with injury
According to UFC's medical consultant Jeff Davidson, Silva may undergo an immediate surgery due to Cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gall bladder

MANILA, Philippines – Former middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva was forced to withdraw from his 3-round bout against Uriah Hall at the UFC 198 pay-per-view event on Sunday, May 15 (Manila time). 

UFC officials confirmed Silva’s sudden pullout to Yahoo Sports, citing that the 41-year-old Brazilian is suffering from abdominal pain.

According to UFC’s medical consultant Jeff Davidson, Silva may undergo an immediate surgery due to Cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gall bladder. 

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

The middleweight encounter between Silva and Hall was slated to feature on the main card portion of UFC 198, which takes place at the Joaquim Americo Guimaraes Stadium in Curtiba, Brazil.

UFC president Dana White confided that the organization hopes to keep Hall on the card and is currently seeking a short-notice replacement. – Rappler.com

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