Ten years and multiple titles into his career, Mousasi is, in the eyes of many, just another guy making his octagon debut, an overhyped, serial can-crusher about to face his first real dose of reality.
UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner Alexander Gustafsson is getting a second look from doctors today in Sweden and a decision on his participation in this weekend's main event opposite Gegard Mousasi is expected within a few hours.
Well, they may not be fighting at UFC on FUEL TV 9, but it sounds like Gegard Mousasi would still like to punch Wanderlei Silva for pranking him ahead of his upcoming headliner in Sweden. Find out what happened, inside.
UFC on Fuel TV 9 will not feature a main event of Wanderlei Silva vs. Gegard Mousasi because "The Axe Murderer" was exploiting April Fool's Day when he said he was set to replace an injured Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden. Hardy har har.
Gegard Mousasi is prepared to take on Alexander Gustafsson this weekend (April 6, 2013) in Stockholm, Sweden. But, if "The Mauler" can't make it because of his cut, Mousasi is willing to take on a last-minute replacement just to get a fight.
UFC President Dana White has not canceled the UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner between Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi and insists the Swedish athletic commission has not barred "The Mauler" from competing...yet.
Alexander Gustafsson did not receive medical clearance after visiting with a Swedish MMA Federation-approved physician about the cut he sustained in training, derailing his upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event against Gegard Mousasi in Stockholm.
Going into UFC On Fuel 9, Gustafsson has been brought up repeatedly as a possible next contender for the 205 strap. That title shot and his fight against Mousasi may be in jeopardy now due to a cut suffered by Alex in sparring.