Dana White Unhappy About Swedish Federation Decision

UFC President Dana White has expressed his opinion on the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation decision on Wednesday. This was all about pulling out Alexander Gustafsson from this Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 9 headline fight against Gegard Mousasi.

This unfortunate turn of event was due to Gustafsson’s injury that he has sustained last Thursday. He suffered a left eyebrow cut which was just above the eyelid that needed three stitches; this was a result of an accident during a wrestling practice. The fighter verified this injury on his website and also expressed his intention to fight Mousasi even with this injury. However the SMMAF Medical Committee ruled that this kind of injury will never heal in time for the light heavyweight to receive medical clearance for the fight. The fight is scheduled to happen this Saturday at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Gustafsson posted a photo of his injury. Dana White on the other hand also posted his own photo of the UFC fighter after his injuries received stitches. White commented: “This pic was taken of Gustafsson today, and you can’t even see the cut!!!” He added: “Worst decision I have ever seen to pull a fight.”

So who will replace the Swede in this home court fight? Mousasi will instead fight Ilir Latifi who is from Malmo, Sweden. Latifi will make his UFC debut after a wonderful three back to back to back wins.

To those who have never seen or heard of Latifi’s skills here are his stats. “The Sledgehammer” is 29 years old with 7 wins, 2 losses and 1 no contest. His last win was against Jorge Oliveira in SC 8 – Malmo in October 2012 via unanimous decision. He has been a successful fighter at United Glory, Rumble of the Kings, SC and at SHC.

Mousasi on the other hand is 27 years old from Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands. “The Dreamcatcher” has 33 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws. His last fight was a submission win over Mike Kyle at Strikeforce – Marquardt versus Saffiedine in January 2013 and before this was a spectacular win over Ovince St. Preux at Strikeforce – Melendez versus Masvidal via unanimous decision.

Gustafsson issued an apology to Mousasi and to his fans for the ruling. He has mentioned that his team has done everything that they can do to train and to set up however the decision was not in their hands anymore. He also thanks every one for their support.

UFC 158 Results: Camozzi defeats Ring, and Dana White announces Ronda Rousey as next TUF coach

Kevin and George from the Uncut Sports Show weigh in on all of the exciting action from this weekend’s main card at UFC 158. Let’s see what they thought about Chris Camozzi vs Nick Ring.

Chris Camozzi won a split decision over Nick Ring in a slug fest, that featured punches with nothing behind them. In the end Camozzi’s conditioning allowed him to out perform Ring for the win.

The biggest news of the night, however, came after the fight when Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey would be one of the coaches for season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter. Huge news for Women’s MMA and an interesting twist to the reality series.

Ortiz Awaits Santos’ Release from UFC

It seems that Tito Ortiz has made his point when it comes to women’s difficulty in cutting weight in the MMA. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ trainer and adviser was interviewed by AXS.TV’s Inside MMA; he said that it is proven that due to women’s “less water weight”, his prized fighter will never be able to cut weight compared to her male counterparts.

Ortiz explained: “Right, now, we’re actually waiting for UFC to release her.” Ortiz added: “We asked for them to release her. So, [Dana White] actually talked to me [Thursday]. They gave an offer, I went to Cyborg and she said she didn’t want to do it. And we just asked for a release.”

As the interview progressed, Ortiz further explained: “Since they’re not having a 145-pound weight class, what else [can] they do? As of now, she’s gonna be released and maybe we’ll go look at somewhere else and you’ll be seeing Cyborg crush some other women’s faces.”

Opposing organization Invicta FC on the other hand is busy building a solid brand as Strikeforce bade farewell last January to its fans. Invicta will surely welcome Cyborg as one of the new faces of the association as the 27-year old bantamweight continues her quest in keeping her 10 wins and only 1 loss professional career.

Santos’ last fight was a no contest over Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce-Melendez versus Masvidal in December 2011. Although she began her professional career with a loss over Erica Paes at Showfight 2 in 2005 via submission, afterwards she was never defeated in any fight. She has defeated great fighters at Strikeforce, EliteXC and Storm Samurai like Jan Finney, Gina Carano, Hitomi Akano, Shayna Baszler and so much more.

Fans of UFC 157 on the other hand will still see the much-awaited bout between the undefeated Rona “Rowdy” Rousey and Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche. Ronda Rousey has a perfect 6 win and no loss record while Carmouche has an 8 win and 2 loss career. The two will square off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, United States on February 23, 2013.

Other fighters who will support the women’s main bantamweight fight are Urijah Faber versus Ivan Menjivar, Lyoto Machida versus Dan Henderson, Chad Mendes versus Manny Gamburyan, Josh Kocheck versus Robbie Lawler, Brendan Schaub versus Lavar Johnson and so much more. Stay tuned for more news regarding “Cyborg” Santos and UFC 157.