Spencer Fisher Injured, Kenny Florian Fills In

UFC lightweight contender Spencer “King” Fisher (20-3) has confirmed that a staph infection in his knee has forced him to withdraw from his fight with Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11.

Lightweight contender Spencer Fisher confirmed today that a staph infection in his knee has forced him to withdraw from his scheduled main event showdown with the American Top Team’s Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night Sept. 19 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Miletich Fighting Systems standout said his knee had swollen to “the size of a softball.”

According to The Fight Network, Fisher’s teammates Tim Sylvia and Drew McFedries have also been infected and Pat Miletich told them not to return to the gym for at least three weeks.

InsideFighting is reporting that Kenny Florian just returned from Afghanistan and confirmed that he signed to contract to face Thomas in the main event.

“Yeah, I am. I just signed a contract today. We got word that he [Spencer Fisher] may be out with staph. That’s a fight I want. I think Din is one of best fighters in the world. He’s got a great name and has been one of the guys I’ve been looking up to. To be the best you’ve got to beat the best and that’s what Din is” said Florian.

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