Armenian MMA veteran Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2) is scheduled to fight UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) this weekend in Sweden. Two of the most promising light heavyweights on the UFC roster, "The Dreamcatcher" and "The Mauler" are set to headline the Fuel TV card in Gustafsson's home country of Sweden. Gustafsson has built an impressive six-fight win streak since his submission loss to Phil Davis at UFC 112, but he faces a tough stylistic challenge in amateur boxing champion, undefeated kickboxer and former Strikeforce and Dream champ, Mousasi. But the fight, and the entire card, was thrown into jeopardy yesterday when the Swede revealed he had sustained a cut above his eyebrow in training. UFC president Dana White is yet to rule him out, but initial comments from the Swedish MMA Federation have not been promising. Mousasi, arguably the most experienced 27-year-old in the sport, told the MMA Hour he didn't care who his opponent was, he just wanted to fight on Saturday night
"So far as I know, the fight is still on ... I trained for a fight, you know, I don't care if they change opponents as long as I fight, that was what I was thinking. I don't care (who is) the opponent. I trained for it for eight weeks, even longer, so I just wanted to fight. I don't care if it's him or someone else ... For sure, a little motivation goes, but what can I do, you know, I don't have any control ... I haven't heard a lot, but my manager's in contact with Joe Silva, I believe, and from what I've heard, the fight is on and we're going to go tomorrow to Sweden to the fights and everything is the same as usual. (The UFC) said nothing about a different opponent, they said the fight is the same, so I don't know. I don't know what kind of injury he has, I know it's a cut but other than that, I don't know a lot ... If he's cut, I'm going to make sure I'm going to hit him where he's cut. I'm not going to be Mr Friendly and be very sporty, I don't care, I just want to win the fight."