Wanderlei Silva beat Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel 8 last month, and it looks like his next fight could be sooner than expected.
Alexander Gustafsson reportedly received a cut in training and may not be cleared to fight Gegard Mousasi in the main event at UFC on Fuel 9in Sweden on Saturday, and according to Wanderlei's twitter, it looks like he could be in instead.
Wanderlei Silva @wandfc
•UFC news my guys fight Saturday agains Musasi!!! What you think? UFC just contact me about Saturday, UFC acabeu de me ligar o que acha?
•I am read I don't have any injure and training a lot,to treinadinho e sem lesao nenhuma!!!
•Fight is fight!!!
•Retweeted by Wanderlei Silva - Joe White @39Jw 27m @wandfc vs Moussasi? YES! #legend
•Retweeted by Wanderlei Silva - Bruno Cesar @BruTheHuntaMMA RUMOR: @wandfc vs. @mousasi_mma set for UFC ON FUEL 9
Ken Pishna @KenPishna
It's true, @wandfc just confirmed to me via text message that he is fighting @mousasi_mma on Saturday! #ufc @ufc
, and it looks like the UFC might be calling him back to compete much quicker than expected. It's widely believed that Alexander Gustafsson will be forced out of his UFC on Fuel 9 main event bout with Gegard Mousasi due to a cut suffered in training. UFC president Dana White has said that the bout is still good to go, and Mousasi said today that be believes they'll still be facing off. But according to a couple of tweets from The Axe Murderer, the UFC might be bringing him to Sweden instead: