As stated earlier this week the UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event was in jeopardy due to a cut above Alexander Gustafsson’s left eye which occurred during wrestling practice.
According to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the SMMAF Medical Committee has decided that Gustafsson will not be allowed to participate in the planned match against Gegard Mousasi on April 6 (April 5 in Sweden).
Here is a portion of the statement released today by the SMMAF Medical Committee.
“The SMMAF Medical Committee has today reviewed the circumstances regarding Gustafsson and his injury. The SMMAF Medical Committee recognizes that a competitor cannot be medically cleared earlier than the day before the match. However, bearing in mind that a correct medical examination that met the regulatory demands has been performed, nothing in the SMMAF regulations hinders the SMMAF Medical Committee from making a decision to stop Gustafsson from competing. 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 Committee has today decided that Alexander Gustafsson will not be allowed to participate in the planned match on April 6th.”
As an April Fools joke, Wanderlei Silva tweeted out that he had taken a fight with Mousasi, which did not seem far fetched at the time.
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