The former PRIDE champion released a video statement online, where he detailed the situation from his perspective. He revealed that the situation was a misunderstanding and that he only heard about it "from the internet."
"This is all a big confusion," Wanderlei said in a video statement. "Everything I head, I heard it just like you, from the internet."
The Brazilian would go on to detail the entire incident that started the domino effect that led to his removal from the match-up:
"Last Saturday, a guy showed up at my gym with several papers in English saying that I had to sign the papers. I asked him if all the documents were written in English and he said yes. He did not show me any identification. So I told him that I can't read English very well and I would need my lawyer present to able to sign any documents. Then I had to leave since it was the day of Barao's fight and I was very busy here in Vegas.
"In 20 years of career and 50 professional fights, I never refused to test or failed to apply for a license to fight."