Sunday brings some unfortunate news from the wrestling world. The great Jake "The Snake" Roberts has found a cancerous growth behind his knee that will require emergency surgery, according to TMZ. Roberts, who's scheduled to undergo the procedure on Tuesday, had this to say:

If the devil can’t defeat me, cancer doesn’t stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease ’cause The Snake will be just fine.

So yeah, Roberts is keeping his spirits up. For those who don't know, Roberts was known for his no-bullshit persona and love of snakes in the ring. He's also spotlighted in a not-so-positive light in documentary, Beyond the Mat. He will also be indicted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5, which is an event he says he's determined not to miss.

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[via TMZ Sports]