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The news of an Alexander Gustaffson cut during training has led to reports that the Swede is OUT of his UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event bout with Gegard Mousasi, who is making his UFC debut. Yes, this led to some deep introspection and we chucked a few prayers God’s way hoping that this wasn’t true, and now we are hearing reports that Gustaffson may be ready to fight.
This is what Ariel Helwani tweeted:
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Hold up! @danawhite just told me @AlexTheMauler vs. @mousasi_mma is STILL ON. “The SAC has not said he can’t fight + he wants to fight.”
Gegard had this to say about Gustaffson:
“So far as I know, the fight is still on … I trained for a fight, you know, I don’t care if they change opponents as long as I fight, that was what I was thinking. I don’t care (who is) the opponent. I trained for it for eight weeks, even longer, so I just wanted to fight. I don’t care if it’s him or someone else … For sure, a little motivation goes, but what can I do, you know, I d
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Lost in the madness of Alexander Gustafsson’s abrupt exit from Saturday’s main event against Gegard Mousasi (pictured) with an eyebrow gash and Ilir Latifi’s last-second substitution status is the fact Mousasi dedicated several months of his life preparing and focusing solely on Gustafsson.
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It was revealed yesterday that Alexander Gustafsson had not been medically cleared by the Swedish MMA Federation to compete in the UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event against Gegard Mousasi and that he would be replaced by his training partner and relative unknown in MMA, Ilir Latifi. ‘The Mauler’ later posted a picture of the cut that lead to his removal on his official website...
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Alexander Gustafsson suffered a cut on March 30th during his training camp to prepare for his upcoming UFC on Fuel 9 fight against Gegard Mousasi. The internet rumour mill went crazy shortly there after with word that Gustafsson was pulled from the fight, then the complete opposite, that he was still cleared to fight. Today [...]
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As anticipated, the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation will not clear Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) to fight Gegard Mousasi Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9 due to a cut the light heavyweight recently suffered during training.
“As it is clear that Alexander Gustafsson will not be fit to compete as planned and cannot be medically cleared on Friday the 5th of April, the SMMAF Medical...
Never good to suffer a cut like this a week in a half before your fight. Was really looking forward to watching Gustafsson step in the octagon again.
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When you are a bad ass who fights in the UFC you can take pictures like this. Maddog is set to face Michael Johnson this Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Sweden. Madadi recently lost a controversial split decision to rival Christiano Marcello at UFC 153 and will be looking to get back on the winning track this weekend.
Gegard Mousasi arrives in Sweden
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