Report: Gustafsson suffers cut, out of Saturday's UFC main event


UFC lightheavyweight Alexander Gustafson is scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi in this weekend's UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event. A report from Sweden however is that the bout is off:

Swedish media outlet Sportspegeln today reported that "The Mauler" (via suffered a significant cut in training and that he will be unable to compete against the "Dream Catcher" this upcoming Saturday (April 6, 2013) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

No official confirmation has come from Gustafsson nor UFC at this time.

However, if indeed accurate, the injury would be a major blow to the top-heavy fight card, which features the prodigious Ryan Couture making his promotional debut opposite nine-fight UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winner, Ross Pearson, in a Lightweight co-main event, as well as Matt Mitrione in a Heavyweight bout with Philip De Fries third from the top.

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Hammerfister site profile image  

4/1/13 7:53 PM by Hammerfister

You called it - Wandy!

BW92 site profile image  

4/1/13 9:41 AM by BW92

The point is there but 50 to 60%...? That's a good way to be completely unprepared

john joe site profile image  

4/1/13 9:27 AM by john joe

how many MCL tears and rotator cuff tears and other joint and back injuries do boxers get from all their rolling and grappling?

KingofBJJ site profile image  

4/1/13 9:20 AM by KingofBJJ

Only in MMA. When will you guys learn how to train? I have seen boxers, kickboxers and Muah thai guys train, but for some reason the MMA guys have train like they are always fighting for real.I am not saying that injuries don't happen in the sports I mentioned, but take a look at the major events in the past two years in the UFC alone, and then compare them to say Boxing's. I think that there was only one main event in Boxing that had to be cancelled in the major promotions during that time.Training is exactly what it is. It means delivering blows, takedowns and throws at less than 100%. I would think for training purposes, especially if you have a fight coming up maybe 50 or 60% is more realistic.Of course the die hard fans will probably poo poo what I have said. Just remember that this is their livelihood. If you don't fight you don't eat.

BW92 site profile image  

4/1/13 9:04 AM by BW92

Not confirmed, and I'm willing to bet if the cut was bad enough for the fight to be off the UFC would've already announced it as such and this daylong debacle wouldn't be going on. If Alex wants to fight he'll probably still fight

blupitt site profile image  

4/1/13 8:53 AM by blupitt

Either the most epic april fools joke or my weekend just got a lil worse. I don't see them finding a legit match and getting them out there in a fee days. Unless someone's teammate is already there teaining with them?

Eric Bloodaxe site profile image  

4/1/13 8:39 AM by Eric Bloodaxe

No April Fools, reported in Swedish media 31st.

TecHNieK site profile image  

4/1/13 8:24 AM by TecHNieK

April fools??? hmmmmmm.......

lesnar911 site profile image  

4/1/13 4:11 AM by lesnar911

I'm waiting until It's 100% Confirmed.If it is indeed over. I feel So bad for the fellas that bought tickets. That fight it literally the only fight that made the ticket price worth it. Im glad I decided not to.Just superglue that bitch and go to town.

flashgetman site profile image  

4/1/13 3:53 AM by flashgetman

April fools, anyone ??