What seemed like could be an April Fool’s Day prank, could have some legs of truth (Update – It is 100% an April Fool’s, which Silva started with sending the Tweets below). Wanderlei Silva recently Tweeted that he is interested in Saturday’s bout against Gegard Mousasi if Alexander Gustafsson’s cut prohibits him from fighting. Mousasi has already responded, and would accept the late-notice challenge. See the Twitter exchange.
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?
— Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) April 1, 2013
@wandfc hey mr Silva, if this is true and you are ready to fight me than I accept the fight, It’s an honor for me Much respect for you
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) April 1, 2013
Silva commented the situation also to MMA Weekly via text message: “Just finish talk to Rafael Cordeiro. He gonna come tomorrow to Vegas. I take the fight.”
There has been no official comment from the UFC regarding this bout, or any official decision regarding Gustafsson’s participation this Saturday on the card taking place in Stockholm.
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