Wanderlei Silva thought he pulled the "best April Fool's Day joke ever" when he told the mixed martial arts (MMA) community that he was flying to Sweden to fight Gegard Mousasi, who thought he was left without an opponent for his UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner this Saturday (April 6, 2013) when Alexander Gustafsson was busted open in practice.
Turns out "The Dreamcatcher" was not amused.
That might be the first time in history the usually-stoic Mousasi has ever raised his voice.
The former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion has likely been on an emotional roller coaster over the past few days. Once it became public that "The Mauler" was sliced open and in danger of being removed from this weekend's main event at the Ericsson Globe Arena, Mousasi has basically played the waiting game.
Usually, no news is good news.
UFC President Dana White refuted original reports that Gustafsson vs. Mousasi was "100-percent off," but fighters like Tim Kennedy and then "The Axe Murderer" took it upon themselves to play matchmaker. The only difference with Wandy; however, is that he went as far as "confirming" the change with various media outlets.
Some fans may have gotten a chuckle out of it while others may feel he went too far. Judging by the way Mousasi reacted, I think it's safe to say which side he's leaning towards.
For more on the UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event mess click here and here.