Anderson Silva : UFC middleweight star Briefly Hospitalized With Severe Back Pain

Anderson Silva : UFC middleweight star Briefly Hospitalized With Severe Back Pain

Anderson Silva suffered a scare last night when he collapsed with severe back pain and lost the feeling in his legs after a training session in his native Brazil.

The former UFC middleweight champion spent the night in hospital where doctor’s were able to establish that he has Lumbago, a common diagnosis for lower back pain.

According to Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission medical director Dr. Márcio Tannure, Silva should make a quick recovery, and his UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz is not in jeopardy:

“He felt a sharp pain because of contracture. It hurts a lot, really, but it will not change anything in terms of training. The problem he had justified the pain, but it will not result in a withdrawal or cancellation of the fight.”

Anderson Silva has yet to make a public statement about the matter, although three days ago he was hyping up something called The Spine Chair as “the best chair.” I hope you kept your receipt, dude.