Dana tweets a very cut-free picture of Gustafsson

Dana tweets a very cut-free picture of Gustafsson

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Dana White just recently tweeted a picture of Alexander Gustafsson that he claims was taken as recently as earlier this morning:

It is definitely interesting to see that there is no visible cut of any kind in the picture, which begs the question, is the SMMAF being too cautious or did they simply make their decision too early?

With photo evidence being released earlier in the week, there’s no doubt that the cut is real and was originally visible, but given that the cut was attended to, stitched up and already in the healing process since it took place, there’s no doubt that the fight could have taken place with little risk.

Would’t you think that a cut which was deemed serious enough to prevent a fighter from fighting would be a little more visible?

As fight fans I can confidently say that we’ve all seen fighters with more serious and visible injuries than a cut that reportedly needed only 3 stitches. With this picture showing relatively nothing it’s truly disaapointing to prevent such a lucrative and interesting matchup from taking place.

What do you think lowkickers?

 
 
Frontman of Last Bullet, Writer for Lowkick and a former Mixed Martial Artist out of Xtreme Couture Toronto.
  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeFaceHood JoeFaceHood

    The pic was taken too high. The cut is between his legs.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BryanFontez Bryan Fontez

      If fighting this weekend was his choice, I would that funny. But it isn't, so I don't.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BryanFontez Bryan Fontez

      If fighting this weekend was his choice, I would find that funny.

      But it isn't, so I don't.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BryanFontez Bryan Fontez

      If fighting this weekend was his choice, I would find that funny. But it isn't, so I don't.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        It's still funny

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/gelert456 gelert456

    The cut could very easily be concealed by his hair.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheMacMuch TheMacMuch

      the cut is above his left eye

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/gelert456 gelert456

        well spotted, my eagle-eyed friend. 😉

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/clownshoes clownshoes

    it's pretty silly that dana white would play this game; the cut is on his eyelid and his eyes are open, so you can't see the cut

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    The photo I saw totally backed up the decision to not fight.

    But would Dana make someone else look bad just because an injury messed up a main event on a fight card that was already thin?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mindkontrolle mindkontrolle

      Nah… Dana would *never* do that… wink wink hint hint

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

    Bad decision… wel you can only tell if he actually went in to the fight and suffered further injury from it or it didn't make any difference and didn't cause damage.

    Just let it go Dana, they're thinking safety first which should always be the way.

    If it was a business decision that's different but health decision, can't blame for playing it safe

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grandslam grandslam

    I am a huge fan of Dana but some times he behaves like a little teenager. I mean, what is he trying to prove by tweeting this photo?? Is he saying that he can make a better assessment of Gustafsson's cut by just looking at it? Secondly, is Dana even qualified to make assessments on injuries?

    Finally, why can't Lowkick be more selective in what goes on their website? Without being over critical, why is this even news?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    Gustaffson was in poll position to really make a case for a title shot….dissapointing…!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/duder113 duder113

    Mr. White is in no position to make medical decisions.
    Get your feet back on the ground!! Like it's been said he's

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/duder113 duder113

    acting like a spoiled brat who's toys been taken away.
    (sorry for the mess up ;))