Anderson Silva Hospitalized; Fight with Nick Diaz Still on

Former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva was recently hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to the initial report from Combate, Silva felt severe back pain following Jiu-Jitsu training at X-Gym in Rio. Silva couldn’t feel his legs in addition to the pain in his back and would be rushed to Barra D’Or hospital on Monday morning.

Silva, who suffered from a broken leg just over a year ago, spent the night at Barra D’Or and would be released on Tuesday morning.

Combate would speak to Brazilian MMA Atheltic Commission medical director Dr. Marcio Tannure who told them that Silva was suffering from 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.”

Silva’s bout with former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Nick Diaz, which is to headlined UFC 183 on January 31st, 2015 is not in jeopardy and will still take place on said date.