Spencer Fisher has been forced to withdraw from his April 2 UFC Fight Night bout against Marcus Aurelio, Sherdog.com learned Monday afternoon.
The popular lightweight known for his exciting style withdrew following a shoulder injury.
“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,” said the native North Carolinian’s manager, Monte Cox. “He was willing to fight but we decided it just was not a smart decision.”
The fight has been removed from the official UFC Fight Night 13 card on UFC.com though no official confirmation has been given regarding the status of the fight. However, according to the report, UFC newcomer Jim Miller (10-1, 0-0 UFC) is expected to face Aurelio (15-5, 1-1 UFC) at the April 2nd, Spike TV event.
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