Jon Fitch is being forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 132 bout with BJ Penn. According to MMAWeekly, Fitch suffered an injury in training, with ESPN stating that it is a shoulder injury.
Penn fought Fitch last month in Penn’s second fight back at 170lbs. since losing his lightweight title to Frankie Edgar. The two fought to a majority draw, and since the fight was left seemingly open-ended, the UFC decided to revisit it this summer.
No replacement has been named as of yet for Fitch. UFC 132 is tentatively scheduled for July 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thanks to Mark Wayne for contributing to this article.