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Alexander Gustafsson Officially Out of UFC on FUEL 9, Replacement is Definitely Not Wanderlei Silva. Probably.


(If you ask us, it looks like someone is just ducking Kimbo. Photo via Esther Lin/MMAFighting. ) 

Put the rumors, hearsay, and outright troll jobs to rest; Alexander Gustafsson will not be fighting Gegard Mousasi this Saturday at UFC on FUEL 9. The Swede, who received a cut in training a few days back, was scheduled to undergo a second pre-fight exam earlier today to determine whether or not he would be cleared to face Mousasi. And unfortunately, the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation just passed along the news (via MMAFighting) that Gustafsson’s cut was simply too severe to allow him to fight on the 6th:

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. 

It looks like Gustafsson’s future title aspirations will have to be put on hold for the moment.

We will update you as soon as we learn of Gustafsson’s replacement, although Wikipedia has currently pegged none other than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the man to step up in Gustafsson’s absence. Should be a good scrap, but considering how garbage-ass the rest of the card is, the UFC might also want to consider forcing Wanderlei Silva to make good on his promises.

After the jump: A video of Gustafsson wrecking Jared Hamman in his UFC debut, because something good needs to come out of this news.

-J. Jones

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Alan K- April 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm
When did the Wiki page say Gegard was fighting Netanyahu? The revision history says that, at different points today, they had Gegard fighting Amanda Bynes, Lady Gaga, Rob Schneider, and some guy named Simon the Son of Christ. There was also a time this morning when the main event was entirely scrapped and replaced with the new main event of Jesus Christ vs. Osama Bin Laden. Man, UFC must be a mess right now with how much they've been changing the fight.
El Guapo- April 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Damn that sucks. Love me some Sweet Sassy. That was gonna be one hell of a fight. Technical, exciting, violent. Whoever they feed him is gonna get fuuuuuuucked up.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- April 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Gay guard vs belfort. They've always had a beef leading back to the affliction days. I hate that Jesus freak
Fried Taco- April 2, 2013 at 11:57 am
They could bring in Scar and end that long-running brotherly feud.
algiersheadkick504- April 2, 2013 at 11:54 am
Wanderlei would be acceptable, but mousasi has a great record against fighters from his generation
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