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UFC's Pitbull

Very Brainy

After Surgery

3/31/2010 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC's Pitbull -- Very Brainy After SurgeryOperating room spies tell TMZ Thiago Alves just underwent an 8 hour operation to separate an artery from a vein in his brain.

Dana White tells TMZ the operation -- in a New York City hospital -- was a complete success and Pitbull's first words ... "When can I start training again?"

Dana's answer ... a couple of weeks.

We're told Pitbull will be in ICU for the next two days.


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16.

jolee    

since when is a 8 hour operation MINOR?

1581 days ago
17.

jenny    

the guy is stupid hello obviously its a result of getting hit in the head ... this is a HINT to stop damaging ur brain and find another job until its too late

1581 days ago
18.

slim    

May the pitbull have a speedy recovery. I love the UFC.

1581 days ago
19.

Thunder Thighs    

@ #17 you are a fucking moron, you don't get AVM from fighting. It's a condition that occurs randomly in humans. Anyone can have it. He got lucky that he's a fighter and they required a CT scan before his fight at UFC 111 this past weekend because that's how it was discovered.

1581 days ago
20.

Dustin    

Get well Thiago. Saturday's fight would have been good if you didn't get replaced!

1581 days ago
21.

Matt    

MMA fighters don't take too many punches to the head. It's not like boxing where they get repeatedly punched in the head the whole fight. But if any of you have watched an MMA fight you'd see that guys aren't constantly taking shots to the head like they do in boxing.

1581 days ago
22.

Darlene    

Good news!!!! ;o)

1581 days ago
23.

Brittany    

I'm glad he's going to be able to fight again but I thought it was only a minor procedure, maybe it's just me but an 8 hour operation on his brain doesn't seem minor.

1581 days ago
24.

mini    

hi there, what's with the spelling of star names: first PEOPLE misspells Tiffani Thiessen's name wrong, now you can't get Amanda Seyfried's name correctly.

maybe you should hire people who at least know how to spell.

mini

1581 days ago
25.

Wil    

its actually the opposite of brainy.....to wake up from surgery and ask when you can fight again...too bad you don't think you have more to offer the world.

1581 days ago
26.

Whamo    

The doctor probabley held up two fingers and said "how many fingers do you see" to which Alves replied "Tuesday"

1581 days ago
27.

Ultraworld    

The guy is lucky to be alive. Now he wants to get hit in the head again? That's not right. All this sport need is a fatality in the ring. I hope he's not allowed to fight again.For his (and his family's) own good.

1580 days ago
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