It’s safe to say that no one was happy about UFC 176 being cancelled after an injury to featherweight champion Jose Aldo that eventually led to the entire PPV being cancelled and the other UFC 176 undercards fights being tacked on to other cards throughout the year. You can count Gegard Mousasi among them.
Within minutes of the UFC informing the fighters and managers of what was happening to the event, news started to leak that UFC 176 was no longer happening.
When UFC 176 co-main event fighter Gegard Mousasi awoke from a nap and saw that his fight was cancelled, it didn’t take long for the former Strikeforce champion to react, which he did on Facebook by saying that it was ‘nice to hear your fight is canceled through social media, good job UFC’. The post went viral in a matter of minutes and in hindsight, Mousasi is more angry at himself for reacting the way he did before knowing the timeline of how everything happened.
“Basically my manager knew it so there was some miscommunication. I woke up and at that time I saw it on Facebook actually, and my manager knew it and he would have told me but with the time difference (in Holland) so I made a mistake there a little bit,” Mousasi told FOX Sports.
“First reaction, you’re going to be mad. We are human beings. The first time you hear your fight is canceled, you’re going to be angry but now I’m okay with it. At first reaction, you’re emotional, you’re going to react to it. It’s better to control your emotions, but we’re human beings but s–t happens and I got angry.”
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