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UFC Releases Statement Following Anderson Silva’s Successful Surgery

Kelsey Mowatt

Anderson Silva

Following Anderson Silva’s withdrawal from UFC 198 this weekend, the promotion is reporting that the legend has undergone successful, gallbladder surgery.

The 41 year-old legend was recently pulled from a scheduled fight with Uriah Hall this Saturday, after Silva became ill. At the time, it wasn’t clear if Silva would need surgery, but recently the UFC posted 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.

There you have it. Hopefully Silva – Hall can be rebooked for another card, in the not too distant future.

UFC 198 will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between champion Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic. The card will go down in Curitiba, Brazil.

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