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Anderson Silva hospitalized with low back pain; Nick Diaz fight not in jeopardy

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Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Anderson Silva was recently hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro, but his return to the Octagon is not in jeopardy.

Silva, who is scheduled to meet former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, was rushed to the hospital on Monday morning after a training session at X-Gym in Rio.

According to a report from Combate, Silva felt severe back pain while trying to stand up after training jiu-jitsu, and went back to the floor in pain. "The Spider" got desperate when he realized he couldn’t feel his legs and was rushed to the Barra D’Or hospital.

Silva was cleared from the hospital on Tuesday morning. Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission medical director Dr. Marcio Tannure told Combate Silva suffered 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."