MMAJunkie.com is reporting that undefeated middleweight prospect Aaron Simpson (7-0) will make a quick turnaround from his Fight of the Night performance against Tom Lawlor at “UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard Vs. Diaz” by appearing on the UFC 114 card that is taking place on May 29.
Simpson made the transfer from WEC to UFC with one impressive KO, but has had a tougher time since making it to the big show. His first fight in the UFC against Tim McKenzie at “UFC Fight Night 18: Condit Vs. Kampmann” earned him a TKO, but his next TKO win came by way of his opponent’s injured knee. In their UFC 102 bout, Ed Herman went down in the second round with a nasty knee injury, putting a stop to what was turning into an exciting fight. Simpson’s most recent outing got him a split decision in a fight that many think could have, or maybe should have, gone the other way.
“The A-Train” himself is disappointed with his last fight and credits that disappointment for his choice to make a quick turnaround. He told MMAJunkie.com, “I can’t take too much time off, especially after that kind of fight. It’s not how I want to fight. That’s not the type of fighter I want to be.”
Simpson’s opponent has yet to be announced but we can look for him to make a statement and go for an impressive win in this fight. UFC 114 is also rumored to feature two intriguing light heavyweight matchups between Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Forrest Griffin against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.