After the victory over Ilir Latif, in a unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden, Gegard Mousasi revealed he had suffered an injury before the match and will need to undergo a surgical procedure. The Armenian fighter gave no details of the injury, but said the problem is not simple.
"I do not wanna talk about it much, but I can say with 95% certainty that this injury would make me give up any fight. Prefer I not cancel the show, but do not know what will happen now with this injury. Want not tell what it is yet, but it's not small, "he said at the press conference after the event at the Ericsson Globe Arena.
UFC President, Dana White, Gegard Mousasi praised for continuing the card of UFC on Fuel TV 9 even after Alexander Gustafsson be cut issue because of a cut on the left eyebrow. Gustafsson was replaced by Ilir Latifi unknown, his training partner, but the Armenian preferred to follow the event not to cause even more frustration for fans of MMA.
"Mousasi had a knee problem during their camp. He sought a doctor who said 'you can fight, but then will have to operate." Mousasi fight because he wanted to face third-placed ranking light heavyweight, he did not want to miss this opportunity, he came here to face Gustafsson, but the Swede was unable to fight for MMA federation site. even with the change of opponent, Mousasi has accepted the duel and won, "congratulated the trustee, who also could not say when the Armenian back into action in the Octagon.
With the victory over Latifi, Gegard Mousasi is now a cartel with 34 wins and only three defeats. The Armenian is the tenth-placed official raking light heavyweight Ultimate.