Silva out of UFC 198

Anderson Silva has been ruled out of his UFC 198 fight against Uriah Hall on Saturday to due a gall bladder ailment.

It is understood that the former UFC middleweight champion has been suffering from abdominal pains and was subsequently examined by a doctor, who diagnosed him with cholecystitis, which is inflammation of the gall bladder. The condition may require Silva to undergo surgery to have his gall bladder removed.

The UFC are looking for a new opponent for Hall, but the chances of finding a fighter agreeing to make the trip to Brazil on such short notice are slim.

“No decisions have been made as we are exploring the possibility of a new opponent for Hall,” a UFC official told FOX Sports on Tuesday.

Silva’s injury is a big setback as the Brazilian was looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84 in February.