This is still a rumor, but it looks like Akihiro Gono will not fight Jon Fitch at UFC 82, due to a long standing hand injury
A Post on Akihiro Gono’s personal blog:
I have a pain in my righthand from November(UFC debut fight)
So I could not train enough
I wondered it,Doctor checked my hand again,and This condition was so bad,
Doctor ordered me to stop fight and all training.
And operation is done. maybe in Junuary
I am verry sorry,my fans and John Fitch……..
I will annnounce operation schedule and come back time