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Gray Maynard out; Jim Miller in

Updated: November 14, 2012, 9:29 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

A knee injury has forced lightweight contender Gray Maynard out of a scheduled fight against Joe Lauzon next month in Las Vegas.

Stepping in for Maynard on the Dec. 29 card will be Jim Miller, UFC officials announced Wednesday.

Miller (21-4) seemed poised for title contention in the past two years, but untimely losses to Ben Henderson and Nate Diaz have dropped the 29-year-old's standing in the division.

The New Jersey resident has gone 1-2 since having a seven-fight win ...

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