It was reported on UFC Tonight by Ariel Helwani Tuesday that a partially torn ACL suffered in training knocked Jon Fitch out of a planned fight with Aaron Simpson later this year. Simpson will now face Keny Robertson at UFC on FUEL: Munoz vs. Weidman next Wednesday.
Fitch was looking to make a strong return after suffering a knockout loss to Johny Hendricks last year. Fitch had won five of his previous six fights, with the lone non-victory being a draw with BJ Penn.
Helwani reported that Fitch is hopeful for a September or October return.