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Anderson Silva has gall bladder removed as Uriah Hall gets pulled from UFC 198 line up

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva underwent successful gall bladder surgery on Wednesday (May 10, 2016), after being forced to withdraw from this weekend's UFC 198 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card in Brazil.

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"He was doing great, and this came out of nowhere," coach Luiz Carlos Dorea told MMA Fighting. "He felt some (abdominal) pain before, but nothing serious. He always came back to train the next day, so we never imagined it would be something like this."

Silva's recovery timetable is roughly four-to-six weeks.

His opponent, Uriah Hall, was originally expected to remain on the card; however, the hourglass ran out of sand before pens could be put to paper. "Prime Time" will be slotted for a future card and at this point, it might make sense to just delay Silva vs. Hall until July.

How about here?

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