Fans of Aaron Simpson undoubtedly breathed a small sigh of relief when news surfaced this weekend that perennial contender Jon Fitch, who was set to welcome Simpson to the welterweight division next month, had been pulled from the bout due to an injury he suffered in training. No word was offered on the specific affliction Fitch suffered.
The two were scheduled to tussle at UFC on FX 4. A replacement for Fitch is likely to be named in the coming weeks.
The Wrestling Observer was first to report the coming change to the July 11 event.
Fitch holds an overall record of 23-4 but is 1-1-1 in his last three fights and has dealt with a handful of health-related setbacks over the past eighteen months. The 34-year old was last seen suffering a quick knockout to Johny Hendricks in late December at UFC 141.
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