Now that I finally have my calendar organized and I know which UFC events are taking place on which dates, let’s get excited for some free UFC fights, shall we? Tomorrow at 1 PM ET, UFC on FUEL 9 will come at us live from Stockholm, where former Strikeforce champ Gegard Mousasi will make his UFC debut against… Ilir Latifi. Obviously, a lot of people are pissed off about this change, as Mousasi was supposed to fight hometown hero Alexander Gustafsson, who would win in front of his hot blonde female fans and possibly take on Jon Jones next.
Then Gustafsson suffered a cut under his eye, and despite Dana White’s prayers and sacrifices to the Bro Gods, it was too deep to allow him to fight at FUEL 9. Enter Latifi, and at least I’ve had a blast pronouncing Mousasi and Latifi for the past 24 hours. And while I still don’t know why we couldn’t at least get Gunnar Nelson added to the card – I just can’t live without his love and affection – there is still plenty to look forward to.
Namely, Ryan Couture’s UFC debut. It’s special for a number of reasons, but mostly because:
- His name.
- The person he got that name from, his father and UFC legend Randy Couture, is one of his coaches and is banned from UFC events because White is Roger Goodell in an Affliction shirt.
- Ryan’s other coach, Neil Melanson, also won’t be there because of his reason hospitalization.
Talk about stacked odds.