[ads1]The Swedish MMA Federation has announced that Alexander Gustafsson will not been cleared to fight at Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event due to a facial cut. Gustafsson was set to take on Strikeforce import Gegard Mousasi in a fight that could have likely determined the next UFC light heavyweight title challenger.
“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.”
The UFC has not confirmed the news at this time. It’s not known if Mousasi will remain on the card or if the fight will be scrapped completely.
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for more details as they become available.
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