The scheduled main event for UFC on Fuel 9 took a fatal blow today when the athletic commission overseeing this weekend’s show in Sweden ruled headliner Alexander Gustafsson was not fit to fight after suffering a serious cut a few days ago while training for the tilt. Medical officials examined Gustafsson earlier today to confirm his condition before releasing the bad news.
No word has surfaced from UFC officials regarding the card or if Gustafsson’s opponent, Gegard Mousasi, will remain on the lineup.
Gustafsson is one of the light heavyweight division’s rising stars and was set to score a title-shot if victorious at the event. In addition to being a talented fighter, the native Swede is also the nation’s biggest star and the primary reason the lineup was booked for Stockholm.
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