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Anderson Silva Out of UFC 198

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In some unfortunate news for MMA fans, legendary fighter Anderson Silva withdraw from Saturday’s UFC 198 with severe abdominal pain and may need surgery:

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was forced Tuesday to pull out of his homecoming fight in Curitiba, Brazil, with Uriah Hall because of abdominal pain that may require gall bladder surgery, UFC president Dana White confirmed to Yahoo Sports.

Jeff Davidson, the UFC’s medical consultant, told Yahoo Sports that Silva, 41, will be examined in Brazil for potential gall bladder surgery.

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

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