Anderson Silva Rushed to Hospital Following Training Session

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Anderson Silva Targeted for UFC 198 in Brazilian Stadium
Anderson Silva Targeted for UFC 198 in Brazilian Stadium

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was rushed to a hospital Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro, following a training session at X-Gym.

The incident is not expected to jeopardize his return bout against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in jeopardy.

Silva reportedly felt severe back pain while trying to stand up after a jiu-jitsu training session, according to He was rushed to a hospital after realizing he could no longer had feeling in his legs.

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He was cleared and released from the hospital on Tuesday morning.

Dr. Marcio Tannure, the medical director of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, told Combate that Silva suffered from severe lower back pain.

“He felt a severe pain because of the contracture,” Dr. Tannure said. “It really hurts a lot, but it won’t change anything in terms of training. The issue he had explains the pain, but won’t get him sidelined or even cancel the bout.”

If he suffers no further setbacks, Silva will face Diaz in a five-round, middleweight headliner on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas.

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