UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson only required three stitches to close the cut above his eye.
Gustafsson was doing drills for his fight with Gegard Mousasi at the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event this Saturday (April 6, 2013) at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, when he fell face first into the cage.
Gustafsson his official statement (by way of MMAnyt.se):
During Thursday’s (March 28) passes as we ran wrestling exercises I lost my balance and pitched eyebrow in a very unfortunate way when I hit my head on one burpelaren. Immediately after it happened, I went to the hospital and sewed three stitches. I was quite prepared to compete until the doctors called and told me that cut is unfortunate and will not have time to heal in time until the gala.
It is of course extremely sad when träningscampet has gone very well. In addition to the eyebrow, I am in my best form and completely ready for the match. It is also sad for my opponent, Gegard Mousasi, who has also been training long and hard for this match.
I and my team have done everything we can to get set up and race despite the injury, but the decision is unfortunately not in our hands. I am extremely sorry for this and I feel with Gegard Mousasi. I also suffer with the fans who have been looking forward to this event and this match. Would also like to thank my entire team who have helped and supported me all the way. The next step now is that I sit down with the team and planning the future.
Mousasi will now face Ilir Latifi this Saturday. Latifa (7-2) is from Sweden and training partner of Gustafsson.