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Fisher Out: Jim Miller In

MFS fan

Posted 6:09 pm, 04/18/2008

Alright the latest with Spencer is that he is going to fight at the Tuf finals this Summer.

fullonshred

Posted 4:47 pm, 03/28/2008

Deividas Taurosevicius has looked outstanding in the 2-3 fights of his I have seen. I want to see him fight again, and soon.

T-Bone

Posted 9:10 am, 03/28/2008

Ryan Roberts is Aurelio's opponent. UFC site confirms it...as does MMA Weekly. What a crazy timeline going on with the fighters, contracts, and this thread.

- AURELIO GETS NEW OPPONENT FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT - MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more


Originally slated to face Spencer Fisher at UFC Fight Night 13 in Broomfield, Colo. Marcus Aurelio on Thursday received a new opponent for the April 2 bout. Ryan Roberts, according to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has signed a bout agreement to face Aurelio.

Fisher withdrew from the initial bout due to a shoulder injury. It was then believed that Jim Miller, coming off of an impressive performance for Ring of Combat, would step in to face Aurelio. Miller, however, apparently has contractual obligations to the International Fight League that precluded him from competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

T-Bone

Posted 9:01 am, 03/28/2008

Does this clear it up....just found this from earlier this week:

Five Ounces of Pain | Exclusive: IFL set to announce extension with Fox Sports Net; Miller to fight Palaszewski


...FiveOuncesOfPain.com has also learned that lightweight prospect Jim Miller will compete on the IFLís next fight card scheduled for April 4 in East Rutherford, NJ at the Izod Center.

Sources have revealed that Miller will replace Deividas Taurosevicius on the April card in a lightweight clash against Bart Palaszewski. Taurosevicius had to bow out of next monthís fight due to a hand injury that has been slow to heal. He is slated to compete on the promotionís May show at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

Miller had reportedly been offered a contract by the UFC and an opportunity to replace Spencer Fisher against Marcus Aurelio at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2. He was unable to execute a contract with the UFC due to an existing three fight deal with the IFL.

T-Bone

Posted 8:59 am, 03/28/2008

JoeRoganismyhero

I'm confused, are there 2 Jim Miller's? Jim Miller(10-1) is slated to fight on the IFL card on april 4th also.



Good question....you're right - Jim Miller just stepped in to fight Bart Palaszewski in the IFL April 4th card.

But I think there's just one of them. He beat Chris Ligouri (for the second time) earlier this month at the most recent Ring of Combat in Jersey.

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Can he be possibly be fighting April 2nd and then the 4th after just fighting in early March?

Jim Miller = Superman :confused:

JoeRoganismyhero

Posted 8:20 am, 03/28/2008

I'm confused, are there 2 Jim Miller's? Jim Miller(10-1) is slated to fight on the IFL card on april 4th also.

Jasp

Posted 4:01 am, 03/28/2008

ye that sucks bigtime. The King Fisher always brings it. Hope he recovers fast.

fullonshred

Posted 10:21 pm, 03/27/2008

MFS fan

What happened to Spencer was he was sparring with Josh (don't know which one) and he was in a triangle. Spencer got his head out but when he pulled his arm his shoulder went. It was hot to the touch.

This came from one of Spencer's friends and training partners.



That kid has had a run of bad luck. Gets KTFO by a juicer, gets MRSA, and now his shoulder is whanged. Damn this all pisses me off for him.

MFS fan

Posted 8:39 pm, 03/27/2008

What happened to Spencer was he was sparring with Josh (don't know which one) and he was in a triangle. Spencer got his head out but when he pulled his arm his shoulder went. It was hot to the touch.

This came from one of Spencer's friends and training partners.

Brolaca

Posted 12:57 pm, 03/18/2008

thats the jim miller who trains at the same gym as me!

Mulla

Posted 7:38 am, 03/18/2008

FYI Ive merged George's and Rumbin's thread on the same topic :)

Crashsti

Posted 7:31 am, 03/18/2008

basslogic4003

That's rough man. It's such a difficult business, you train so you are in the pain threshold of a fight all the time, but you are always skating that thin line of hurting yourself. You have to grow accustomed to fighting somewhat hurt, as that is what one trains for, but really injured? That's just bad news. I hope the King Fisher recovers 110%, I love watching him fight.



Sometimes i think fighters get so carried away in training that they set themselves up for an injury. The whole notion of MMA fighters training and fighting with injuries is outdated and should be laid to rest. There are other options for fighters to choose that would allow them to fight injury free. I don't know the specifics of Fisher's injury so i can't say for sure if he falls into this category but alot of others do.

basslogic4003

Posted 4:18 am, 03/18/2008

That's rough man. It's such a difficult business, you train so you are in the pain threshold of a fight all the time, but you are always skating that thin line of hurting yourself. You have to grow accustomed to fighting somewhat hurt, as that is what one trains for, but really injured? That's just bad news. I hope the King Fisher recovers 110%, I love watching him fight.

SysRq

Posted 2:09 am, 03/18/2008

That sucks!

The fights only 2 weeks away so I don't know if they can find a replacement in time.
Do you think they can find a replacement in only 2 weeks or will they drop this fight from the card?

SysRq

EDIT: After reading the article it looks like Jim Miller may now fight Aurelio.

LinvilleGorge

Posted 1:19 am, 03/18/2008

NOOOOOOO!!!!!

As a fellow NC native (grew up about 45 minutes from Fisher's hometown) who now lives in CO, I was really looking forward to seeing the King fight.

$%&#@!!!

GeorgeXVX

Posted 12:13 am, 03/18/2008

Spencer Fisher (Pictures) 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 31-year-old Fisher (20-4-0) was looking to rebound from a loss to Frank Edgar (Pictures) at UFC 78.

Aurelio (15-5-0) had hoped to continue the momentum he had built in his dominant stoppage win over Luke Caudillo at UFC 78 against Fisher.

He will now likely face Jim Miller, whose only loss came at the hands of Edgar. Miller (10-1-0) is riding a five-fight winning streak into his UFC debut.



Injury Knocks Fisher Out of Aurelio Bout

KungFuGrip

Posted 8:13 pm, 03/17/2008

Pitbull

Man, that sucks. I was looking forward to the fight.



Me too. I'm a big Fisher fan, better edit my sig.

Pitbull

Posted 7:54 pm, 03/17/2008

Man, that sucks. I was looking forward to the fight.

Rush

Posted 7:44 pm, 03/17/2008

Get well soon Spencer!

Rumbin

Posted 7:24 pm, 03/17/2008

Spencer Fisher (Pictures) 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 31-year-old Fisher (20-4-0) was looking to rebound from a loss to Frank Edgar (Pictures) at UFC 78.

Aurelio (15-5-0) had hoped to continue the momentum he had built in his dominant stoppage win over Luke Caudillo at UFC 78 against Fisher.

He will now likely face Jim Miller, whose only loss came at the hands of Edgar. Miller (10-1-0) is riding a five-fight winning streak into his UFC debut.

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