TMZ: Out of UFC 111, Thiago Alves to Have Outpatient Brain Surgery

via www.mmaconvert.com

Yeah, that's what they're reporting, from TMZ:

TMZ spoke with Alves moments ago, who told us, "I went and saw a specialist this morning who told me I need to have the minor procedure." We're told the procedure will be done in New York.

Alves says he expects to be sidelined from fighting for three weeks -- but expects to be back in the gym in two. We asked Alves if he thought a blow to the head from his recent fight with Georges St-Pierre may have caused his condition and he told us, "I don't think so."

Hopefully this is correct and Alves has a speedy recovery and a quick return to the cage. 

MMA Mania has more:

Now it appears that Alves will have an angiogram at the Hyman Newman institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery located at Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

The outpatient procedure is scheduled to take place next Wednesday (March 31) to correct the malformation of the left side of his brain, as reported by Tracy Lee from a March 26 press conference held by Alves.

He is expected to be cleared to resume training in as little as three weeks.

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