The former king of the UFC’s middleweight division is ill and and out of his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 198. Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole was the first to report the news.
UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic will be held on May 14, 2016 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.
Silva is experiencing abdominal pains and might need surgery to remove his gall bladder, the report stated.
“Anderson developed abdominal discomfort [Monday and] further evaluation today is consistent with acute cholecystitis,” UFC medical consultant Dr. Jeff Davidson told Yahoo!. “He will be seen by a surgeon today for possible surgery.”
UFC 198 is headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Fabricio Werdumand Stipe Miocic. In the co-main event, Ronaldo Souza meets Vitor Belfort in a middleweight contender bout. Also on the card, Cris Cyborg makes her UFC debut against Leslie Smith.
The full card can be found below:
Main Card (PPV)
Fabrício Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
TBA vs. Uriah Hall
Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith
Maurício Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Thiago Santos vs. Nate Marquardt
John Lineker vs. Rob Font
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Patrick Cummins
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Sérgio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas
Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov