It’s official – Alexander Gustafsson is out of Saturday’s ‘UFC On Fuel TV 9’s’ headliner with Gegard Mousasi due to the cut to his eyebrow he sustained in training at the weekend.
Gustafsson today underwent a medical and afterwards the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation released a statement confirming that he would not be allowed to fight due to the injury.
The UFC must have known that this was coming so we can only hope that they have been busy working behind the scenes to come up with a suitable alternative at extremely short notice.
In the mean time, check out the statement from the SMMAF below.
“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.”