The Daily Recap: Simpson Considering Move to Welterweight, Corassani Injured in Training & More

Aaron Simpson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

Aaron Simpson is considering a drop down to the middleweight division following his split decision loss to Ronny Markes at last night's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event. “I just don’t cut for this weight class. I look at a guy like Frankie Edgar, thinking I can do the same thing, but I’m dealing with a lot of size. Maybe it means a move down to 170, I don’t know.  Right now it hurts to lose,” Simpson said after the fight. [MMA Weekly]

"TUF" 14 product Akira Corassani has been forced to bow out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 2 featherweight bout against Jason Young after suffering an undisclosed injury during a recent training session. The UFC announced the news earlier this week. A replacement opponent for Young is expected to be revealed within the coming days. []

UFC veteran Terry Martin failed to clear to compete at tonight's Superior Cage Combat 4, which is set for the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Nevada State Athletic Commission officials have not said why Martin didn't pass his medicals. His opponent, "Ultimate Fighter" alumnus Jesse Taylor, has reportedly been paid his show and win money. Other notable veterans competing on the card include Kendall Grove, Jay Silva, Jamie Yager, Justin Buchholz and John Gunderson. [Sherdog]

Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship has inked grappling wizard Robert Drysdale to a multi-fight deal. Drysdale is expected to make his promotional debut at Legacy Fighting Championships 11 at the Arena Theater in Houston on May 11. The ADCC champion has won all three of his professional bouts to date, including a first-round sub of "TUF 3" cast member Mike Nickels. [MMA Junkie]


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