UFC Issues Statement On Anderson Silva’s UFC 198 Withdrawal
I don’t think I blogged this story but Anderson Silva is out of his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 198. Silva was suffering from abdominal pain early in the week, and it was determined he had cholecystitis (an inflamed gallbladder) and needed surgery. I think the old Anderson Silva (the one knocking people out left and right) would have removed his gallbladder himself and still fought on the card. That is just speculation of course but I can’t get over the gall Anderson had to remove himself from the card. Boom, I bet you did not even see that coming. What other blogger could use gall in a story about a gallbladder? That is why I make the big bucks and you don’t. Check out the UFC statement below:
“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.”