Spencer Fisher weighs-in for UFC 78: Validation. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Miletich Fighting Systems product Spencer Fisher has been forced to pull out of his upcoming bout against Marcus Aurelio at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2nd after suffering a shoulder injury during a recent training session.
The news comes from a Sherdog.com report.
“Spencer is the kind of fighter who has fought plenty of fights with injuries and Marcus Aurelio is not the kind of fighter you want to fight at 80 percent,” Fisher’s manager Monte Cox said in the report. “He was willing to fight but we decided it just was not a smart decision.”
MMA Weekly is reporting that Aurelio will now face fellow lightweight Jim Miller, who has fought primarily on the East Coast and recently submitted UFC veteran Chris Ligouri earlier this month at a Ring of Combat show.
The win was Miller’s second in as many fights against Ligouri.
The bout is slated to be one of six preliminary fights in an event that features a main event between Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon. The three-hour telecast will precede the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest.
Update 6:05 PM: Five Ounces of Pain has learned that a fight between Miller and Aurelio might not even be possible. Why? He appears to be under contract with the IFL.