If the first few days of April are any indication, the MMA community is going to have quite a month on its hands.
First, the news came that UFC on Fuel 9 headliner Alexander Gustafsson had sustained a serious cut a week before fight night. There was some will-he-or-won't-he footsie. Wanderlei Silva played a hilarious April Fool's Twitter joke.
The UFC then announced, four days before the event, that Gustafsson would not, in fact, be fighting, and that Ilir Latifi would replace him. Delightful!
Who could have predicted that? Not me. But I do know what a bold prediction looks like in general. Here are eight such predictions for a month that holds plenty of promise for boldness as it thunders out of the gate. Let the wild speculation begin.