Potential gall bladder surgery takes Anderson Silva out of UFC 198

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Anderson Silva (Photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today Sports)

In some unfortunate news regarding Saturday’s UFC 198 event, Anderson Silva has been scratched from a bout with Uriah Hall due to a gallon bladder issue which may require surgery.

“Anderson developed abdominal discomfort [Monday and] further evaluation today is consistent with acute cholecystitis,” said UFC consulting physician Jeff Davidson in comments made to Kevin Iole at Yahoo Sports. “He will be seen by a surgeon today for possible surgery.”

The condition Davidson describes is an inflammation of the gallery bladder, which most often requires surgery. The late scratch likely means Hall will be scrapped from Saturday’s card in Curitiba.

Penick’s Analysis: My wife had gall bladder surgery in 2015. This is not a comfortable ailment to be dealing with, and can be extremely debilitating. Here’s hoping Silva heals up quickly to get back in the cage, but this has to be massively disappointing with how much he wanted to be on this card.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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