Now that the April fools jokes are over, and UFC On FUEL 9 has a main event, Gegard Mousasi and Ilir Latifi are set to square off for three rounds this Saturday. This is one of those situations where fans should be happy that a form of the main event is happening at all, and Latifi agreed to take the fight, and Mousasi has released a formal statement on all that has happened over the past few days. All in all, he is just happy to be fighting on Saturday night in Stockholm.


"Gegard and our team are disappointed to not be able to compete against Alexander Gustafsson. However, we understand the fight business and wish Alex a speedy recovery. We want to thank Ilir for stepping up last minute to take this fight. Gegard intends to make a great show with a strong performance for all the fans. Thank you to Dana White, Joe Silva and the rest of the Zuffa team for working so diligently on this matter. Now it is time to fight and make a great show for the fans!"

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