02-Alexander-Gustafsson-UFC-Fuel-2-Weigh-460x270It is official.  Alexander Gustafsson is out of the UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event against Gegard Mousasi.

Gustafsson received a cut over his eye while sparring in preparation for the scheduled April 6 bout in Stockholm.  The light-heavyweight met with medical professionals today and it was determined that he would not be approved to fight on Saturday.

The Swedish MMA Federation released a statement on Tuesday announcing the news.

“According to SMMAF regulations the competitors in a match shall be examined by the certified appointed match doctor prior to the match. The examination is always carried out the day before the match, this is to safeguard that a competitor shall never be cleared for a match earlier than the day before the match,” the statement read.

“In the case of Alexander Gustafsson there was a request for an early indicative medical examination which was immediately performed on March 30th (Easter Eve). The federation doctors that performed the examination informed Gustafsson that his injury was of such a nature that it was very unlikely that he would be medically cleared for a match in the near future. These doctors did not have a mandate to stop the match at the time of that examination.”

“It is very difficult to see that this will be medically approved on Friday,” Swedish MMA Federation President George Sallfeldt told MMANYTT.se after the initial examination on March 30, adding that Gustafsson wanted to go ahead with the fight, but “this is a medical decision and not up to Alexander himself.”

Doctors on Tuesday officially declared Gustafsson unfit to fight.

“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 6,” read the SMMAF statement.

A replacement for Gustafsson has not yet been named.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

CABMMA official: ‘We can’t change the result’ of Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Drew Dober is planning on appealing his UFC Fight Night 62 loss against Leandro Silva, but it’s unlikely that he will have any success in the process. Dober lost via submission in Rio de Janeiro on S read news >>

UFC Fighters Who Have No Business Being on the Current Fighter Rankings

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

The official UFC rankings have been a point of contention in the MMA world since their introduction. As their importance increases with the rankings determining pay in relation to the Reebok sponsors read news >>

Tweets of the Week - 3/27

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 63 live and official weigh-in results

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

FAIRFAX, Va. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 63 fighter weigh-ins. Get text-only results and updates inside. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Report: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira under consideration for UFC Fight Night 69 on June 20 in Berlin

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to keep one light heavyweight contender in the 205-pound title hunt. And send the other one packing. According to our Swedish friends at Kimura.se, for read news >>

Report: UFC Berlin main event will be Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

An unconfirmed report coming out of Sweden says that light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson will headline the UFC's return trip to Berlin against Glover Teixeira this June. Alexander Gustaf read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson: Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson hits harder than Jon Jones

  • 21 days ago
  • 40 views

Swedish light heavyweight star Alexander Gustafsson's opinion of the UFC 187 matchup between UFC champion Jon Jones and challenger Anthony "Rumble" Johnson carries more weight than most. Gustafsson, read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira to headline UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Former light-heavyweight title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira will headline the UFC’s upcoming event in Germany.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira headlines UFC Fight Night card in Berlin

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Looking to shake off recent losses, light heavyweight stars Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira will square off. The duo will meet in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card on June 20 in Berli read news >>