It appears Wanderlei Silva is willing to step in on short notice and meet Gegard Mousasi this Saturday in Sweden – unless he’s just playing an April Fool’s Day joke.
Silva took to Twitter on Monday and announced that he is healthy and prepared to fight Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi.
“UFC news my guys fight Saturday against Mousasi,” Silva posted. “What you think? UFC just contact me. I am (ready) I don’t have any injury and training a lot. Fight is fight!!!”
Reports that Gustafsson suffered a cut on his forehead in training recently were made public, though UFC president Dana White has stated that “The Mauler” will be fighting this weekend. It remains to be seen if the Swedish commission with allow him to step inside the Octagon.
Kenny Florian, who will call the event with Mike Goldberg, posted on Twitter, “the latest I’ve heard, (Gustafsson) is NOT out of Sat’s fight against (Mousasi) yet.”