The UFC have confirmed that former middleweight champion Anderson Silva had surgery to have his gallbladder removed on Wednesday and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks.
Silva was due to fight Uriah Hall on Saturday at UFC 198 in Brazil but now the bout will be happening at a later date.
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“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,” the UFC said in a statement.
“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 re-examined by doctors before being cleared to return to training.”