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Gegard Mousasi reveals he wasn't told UFC 176 was cancelled

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Gegard Mousasi has taken to Facebook to complain about the lack of communication from the UFC over the cancellation of UFC 176.

The Dutch fighter is known for his no-nonsense approach and although he soon removed the post, it was caught by several quick fingered fans.

According to Bleacher Report, he said "It's always nice to hear your fight is cancelled through social media good job UFC".

Cancelled 

The UFC announced yesterday that they would be cancelling the 176 card because they couldn't find a replacement main event after UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, withdrew from the event with an injured shoulder.

He was due to face Chad Mendes in an eagerly anticipated rematch from their clash last year.

For Mousasi, his fight with Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza was his next step towards a UFC Middleweight title shot, with a win he'd either be next in line after Vitor Belfort or be setup for a number one contender's match.

The current champion is the undefeated Chris Weidman, who defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 last weekend and has established himself as one of the best fighters in the UFC today after some wrote off his wins over Anderson Silva as flukes.

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Next fight 

Mousasi will now have be fighting 'Jacare' on September 5th at UFC Fight Night 50, adding another four weeks of training camp for both fighters.

Perhaps the biggest change is that the fight is likely to go from three rounds to five rounds, as has been the tradition in recent Fight Nights.

Both fighters have been to five rounds before and Mousasi went five rounds with Machida back in February but it's been nearly three years since Souza went for 25 minutes.

Mousasi has faced off against 'Jacare' before and boasts a knockout victory over the Brazilian when they met at DREAM 6 in 2008.

However, recent history has been in the favour of 'Jacare', with the Brazilian having won his last six fights, stretching back to his time in Strikeforce.

Mousasi is 5-1 in his last six but only returned to middleweight in February for the fight with Machida but his win over Munoz has kept him hot in the division as a potential challenger.

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