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4/1/13 12:06 AM
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According to MMAFighting.com, Dana White texted Ariel Helwani tonight that

 

"The [Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation] has not said he can't fight, and he wants to fight"

 

It appears the fight is not canceled after all right now. Maybe Dana White is working something out with the commission?

4/1/13 12:25 AM
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That's not really saying anything. It's true they haven't cancelled it yet, but they will. Here's the pres of the fed himself:

 

Swedish MMA Federation president Gorge Sallfeldt told MMANYTT.se that three doctors, one in person and two examining photos, have determined that the cut Gustafsson suffered in one of his final sparring sessions will take weeks to heal.
 
Sallfeldt added that, even if the cut were to heal by Friday, letting someone go into a fight “with heavy scar tissue would not be an option.”
 
“It is very difficult to see that this will be medically approved on Friday,” said Sallfeldt, adding that Gustafsson wanted to go ahead with the fight, but “this is a medical decision and not up to Alexander himself.”

Basically the only reason he's not out of the fight yet is because technically they don't make that decision until Friday, but no one is going to clear him, sounds like.

4/1/13 1:51 AM
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War Gus! Phone Post 3.0
4/1/13 1:51 AM
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@orcus: I think Dana White might try and negotiate something here anyway. He does have leverage, atlhough right now it seems awfully grim.

Anyway, I somehow missed the other thread on this, so mods, feel free to close this thread.

4/1/13 2:00 AM
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Dana says it's still a go, let's see if the Commission allows it.

4/1/13 2:01 AM
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If it took stitches to close the fight aint happening. I just don't see it.

4/1/13 2:04 AM
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Chromium - 

@orcus: I think Dana White might try and negotiate something here anyway. He does have leverage, atlhough right now it seems awfully grim.

Anyway, I somehow missed the other thread on this, so mods, feel free to close this thread.


I don't think there's anything to negotiate. There's really nothing he can do. 

Anyway, hope I'm wrong.

4/1/13 2:11 AM
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If this fight gets cancelled I dont know what to say....First they oversaturate the market then half the time half the fighters drop out of the fights this is nuts....
4/1/13 2:39 AM
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Sid22 - If this fight gets cancelled I dont know what to say....First they oversaturate the market then half the time half the fighters drop out of the fights this is nuts....

Would it be better if you waited 3 months between events and then the card fell apart due to injuries? This card falls apart, no big deal -- in a couple weeks we have Gil/Benson.

4/1/13 2:58 AM
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There's no way the Swedish MMA Federation would risk the legality of MMA in Sweden for Zuffa. The fight is off. Phone Post
4/1/13 2:59 AM
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^^not if you paid for cage side tickets incl plane and hotel for a group.

The rest of the card is not interesting to me on paper... Phone Post 3.0
4/1/13 3:00 AM
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Dana should say the fight gies on or no ufc in seeden anymore and "if he dies, he dies" Phone Post 3.0
4/1/13 3:16 AM
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orcus - 
Sid22 - If this fight gets cancelled I dont know what to say....First they oversaturate the market then half the time half the fighters drop out of the fights this is nuts....

Would it be better if you waited 3 months between events and then the card fell apart due to injuries? This card falls apart, no big deal -- in a couple weeks we have Gil/Benson.


its just so weird this keeps happening in pretty huge fights...the hendo bones fight is one that springs right to mind....
4/1/13 4:10 AM
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It's understandable if Gustaffson is afraid to fight because of a cut while sparring. Mousasi is very dangerous and would likely have won either way. Hopefully he heals up soon so we can finally see the fight.
4/1/13 4:12 AM
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pretty dumb to do a sparring session this close to the fight, especially with the entire event depending on him.
4/1/13 4:36 AM
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Jons Forsberg - pretty dumb to do a sparring session this close to the fight, especially with the entire event depending on him.
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Eh? It's effin common sense, dude.

4/1/13 4:46 AM
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Is this an April fool?

4/1/13 5:03 AM
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Jons Forsberg - pretty dumb to do a sparring session this close to the fight, especially with the entire event depending on him.

Accidents happen. Without sparring close to a fight, fighters aren't sharp. Who knows how the cut occured? This stuff happens, almost at random to unlucky fighters.

4/1/13 5:26 AM
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According to Front Row Brian it was a blade job!! So Gustafson gets jones! Phone Post 3.0
4/1/13 5:26 AM
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Brian J DSouza - 
Jons Forsberg - pretty dumb to do a sparring session this close to the fight, especially with the entire event depending on him.


Accidents happen. Without sparring close to a fight, fighters aren't sharp. Who knows how the cut occured? This stuff happens, almost at random to unlucky fighters.


It occured during a wrestling drill and he got caught against the fence.
4/1/13 5:33 AM
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Is this an April fool?

hoping for this too :) Phone Post
4/1/13 5:53 AM
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If this bloke wanted to fight. He would of kept this underwraps. None of us pricks would of known anything until prolly weigh in. U glue in shut, makeup. If you really wanted to fight. Sure u may still come undone.

But leaking it to the world is the complete opposite that's saying hey no fight for me. I don't blame him. But it's pretty clear.

 

4/1/13 6:49 AM
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SMMAF said it's 99% sure Alex can't fight... Phone Post
4/1/13 6:53 AM
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If this bloke wanted to fight. He would of kept this underwraps. None of us pricks would of known anything until prolly weigh in. U glue in shut, makeup. If you really wanted to fight. Sure u may still come undone.

But leaking it to the world is the complete opposite that's saying hey no fight for me. I don't blame him. But it's pretty clear.

 


You should step up bro, its clear from your posts that you are a true warrior
4/1/13 7:02 AM
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If this bloke wanted to fight. He would of kept this underwraps. None of us pricks would of known anything until prolly weigh in. U glue in shut, makeup. If you really wanted to fight. Sure u may still come undone.

But leaking it to the world is the complete opposite that's saying hey no fight for me. I don't blame him. But it's pretty clear.

 

No. Just......no. Phone Post 3.0

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