Continuing to explore the revelation that a lot more fighters are stepping into the cage with fresh cuts than you thought, here’s Rashad Evans kinda sorta blaming Alexander Gustafsson for effing up Saturday’s main event:
Whenever you fight, whatever the case may be, you want to make sure you are the best that you can be going into the cage, but I mean, you have three stitches. You don’t have to tell the commission about it, you’re volunteering information that you shouldn’t be. I know guys that had stitches going into it and as long as they make it past the physical on Friday before the fight then they’re good to go, but I mean, three stitches? Maybe it’s deeper or worse than it looks and he wouldn’t have been able to fight. I don’t know.
Maybe it’s a couple millimeters above his freaking eyeball, dude. Sure, I’m disappointed the main event features Some Swedish Guy instead of THE Swedish Guy, but this is a dangerous sport and it’s everyone’s responsibility to try and keep it as safe as possible. If that means we lose a couple of main events because it’s better to be safe than sorry, well that’s the price of not being a sketchy fly by night operation.