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Source: Jon Fitch out for knee injury

Updated: June 4, 2012, 11:02 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of a UFC on Fuel 4 bout July 11 against Aaron Simpson, a source said Monday.

The professional wrestling website f4wonline.com reported on Saturday that a knee injury had sidelined Fitch, and a person close to the situation has since confirmed the news with ESPN.com.

After a unanimous decision loss to 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre in August 2008 at UFC 87, Fitch worked himself back into title ...

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