Spencer Fisher suffered a shoulder injury training for his upcoming bout with Marcus Aurelio at UFC Fight Night 13, forcing the Miletich-trained fighter to withdraw from the lightweight contest, according to Sherdog.com.
Here's a snip from his manager, Monte Cox:
"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. He was willing to fight but we decided it just was not a smart decision."
Jim Miller (10-1) is expected to step up as the last-minute replacement during the three-hour SpikeTV special slated to go off LIVE from the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo., at 7 p.m. ET on April 2.
It will mark the first fight inside the Octagon for Miller who has plied his trade primarily in smaller shows throughout New Jersey. In fact, his only loss was a unanimous decision to top 155-pound contender, Frank Edgar.
Eighty percent of Miller's wins have come by way of submission, which may not help him much against a ground specialist such as Aurelio.
We'll see in about two weeks.
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