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Man, those April Fools’ Day jokes sure are hilarious … if you’re 8 years old. With fight fans panicking over the past couple of days whether Alexander Gustafsson and his nasty gash will be cleared to compete Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9, 36-year-old Wanderlei Silva (pictured) took it upon himself to prank the MMA world on April 1. “UFC news my guys fight Saturday [against Gegard Mousasi]!!! What you think? UFC just contact me about Saturday,” Silva tweeted Monday. “I am read I don’t have any injure and training a lot. Fight is fight!!!” Well, it appears the joke was on us. Only “The Axe Murderer” is the only one laughing. “I catch you wand the best April first ever!! But I would like this to be true!!!” Silva wrote Tuesday morning. Quite the knee slapper… Word broke over the weekend that Gustafsson recently suffered a cut during training that put his critical bout with Mousasi in jeopardy. The UFC is still holding out hope that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation will clear ”The Mauler” for Saturday’s the main event. Mousasi hopped on a plane destined for Sweden this morning, unsure of exactly who he’ll be staring across the cage at in four days.  The UFC has not addressed a Plan-B if Gustafsson is pulled. Here’s guessing Wandy is out of the question. As the bout order currently stands, the lightweight tango between Ryan Couture and Ross Pearson will headline UFC on FUEL TV 9 if Gustafsson vs. Mousasi is shelved. Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm hosts Saturday’s festivities. Here is the show’s current lineup: Preliminary Bouts: (Facebook 10:50AM ET/7:50 AM PT) Tor Troeng vs. Adam Cella Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef Michael Kuiper vs. Tom Lawlor Ben Alloway vs. Ryan LaFlare Conor McGregor vs. Marcus Brimage Chris Spang vs. Adlan Amagov Michael Johnson vs. Reza Madadi Main Card: (FUEL TV 2PM ET/11AM PT) Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton Matt Mitrione vs. Philip De Fries Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi

Wanderlei Silva Issues Response To April Fools Joke

Should Wanderlei have done this? It’s debatable but he probably should not have lied to a media outlet about being a replacement.  That being said it was April fools and he got everyone.  Wandy is a legend and he can get a way with a lot more than this and still be loved by all.  Shout out to Intravid for the find. Wanderlei Silva is fan friendly at airport Wandy confirms him...

Wanderlei Silva Fan Friendly At Airport

One of the greatest of all time takes a picture with a fan at the airport.  I wonder where Wandy is traveling to? When it was announced that Gustafsson was hurt and likely out of his main event fight in Sweden on Saturday my first thought was that Wanderlei would be a great replacement for the UFC and the fans.  However it would not be a good move for Silva to take a short notice...

Alexander Gustaffson is out of his main event fight against Gegard Mousasi… Or is he?

  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...

Despite Nothing to Gain Situation, Gegard Mousasi Understands UFC Show Must Go On

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. Mousasi boarded a plane Tuesday destined for Sweden, uncertain of who he would be fighting...

Alexander Gustafsson Suffers Cut, UFC on FUEL TV 9 Fight with Gegard Mousasi in Jeopardy

With less than a week remaining until the curtain is drawn on UFC on FUEL TV 9, the show’s featured attraction appears to be in serious jeopardy. According to Swedish news outlet MMANytt, Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) has suffered a cut that has put Saturday’s scrap against Gegard Mousasi in limbo. The Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation will now determine whether Gustafsson...

Gegard Mousasi Arrives In Sweeden

Gegard Mousasi arrives in Sweden knowing he will be taking on “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlie Silva. Silva stepped up and took this fight on short notice because of a Gustafson cut. We were on this yesterday when Wandy was being fan friendly at the airport. Gegard Mousasi Doesn’t Know Either Alexander Gustafsson Suffers Cut

Mousasi comeback continues

Gegard Mousasi gets a new opponent for UFC on Fuel TV 9. His new opponent won't get the best Mousasi. "After surgery, it's been difficult to prepare physically for this fight," Mousasi told "I have changed a bit. I don't think I will be able to do what I did in the past." Mousasi was originally slated to face Alexander Gustafsson,...

The Really Report – Wednesday April 3rd

Sometimes this sport makes you shake your head, more to the point, the actions of those involved force you to shake your head.  This is the first weekly installment of what will be a tongue in cheek look at the head shaking “Really?” moments.  If you make this article, don’t be angry, at me at least, you did it to yourself.  Ok, this report includes some of the April...

The Cut Alexander Gustafsson Suffered

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. This Guy Will Be Fighting Gegard Mousasi Wanderlei Silva Response To April Fools Joke

Ilir Latifi replaces Gustafsson at UFC on FUEL TV 9

UFC president Dana White announced today that Alexander Gustafsson teammate, Ilir Latifi will replace him this weekend at in a light heavyweight bout against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9.   Gustafsson suffered a cut during training that caused him to be pulled from the card. Officials have not given a timetable as [...]

Alexander Gustafsson Suffers Facial Cut In Training, Very Unlikely He Will Be Cleared To Fight On April 6th

This Saturday’s headlining fight for UFC on Fuel TV 9 is in serious jeapordy due to a facial laceration suffered by Alexander Gustafsson while training.  Gustafsson was set to face Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi.  Gustafsson was taken to the hospital immediately after the injury occurred and multiple doctors said that it would take weeks for the cut to...

Alexander Gustafsson Not Cleared to Fight at UFC on FUEL TV 9

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...

Reza Maddog Madadi Has Style

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 Watch all fighter video blogs...
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