Unfortunate news broke Tuesday evening that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva had been forced out of his UFC 198 Pay-Per View fight with Uriah Hall due to an issue with his gallbladder.
An update emerged late Tuesday night that Silva would need to undergo a Cholecystectomy, also known as a gallbladder removal.
Silva’s coach, Luiz Carlos Dorea spoke to MMAFighting about the situation::
“He called me and said ‘I’m going to the hospital, but I’ll get better’, so we came to Curitiba,” Silva’s coach Luiz Carlos Dorea said. “When we arrived in Curitiba, he said ‘Master, I came home but the pain is too much.’ I told him to eat something, but he said ‘I can’t, I’m eating and throwing up.’ He told me this afternoon that it was too painful and he had to go back to the hospital.”
“He was doing great, and this came out of nowhere,” Dorea said. “He felt some (abdominal) pain before, but nothing serious. He always came back to train the next day, so we never imagined it would be something like this.”
Fortunately for Silva, he should be cleared to resume training again in 4-6 weeks!