Wanderlei Silva has always been a media and fan friendly MMA fighter. However, his decision to pull an April Fool’s Day joke might change that a little.
Silva said he was flying to Sweden today to replace Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of Saturday’s FUEL TV card against Gegard Mousasi. Many sites even received confirmation from “The Axe Murderer” outside of just his Twitter posts, making it seem very likely that he was indeed stepping in.
Silva, though, confirmed that it was all a joke, posting, “I catch you wand the best April first ever!! But I would like this to be true!”
Gustafsson suffered a cut in training and it is believed that he will not be cleared to fight at UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi in Sweden. The UFC has stated that “The Mauler” is still lined up for the card.