The word of the street (well, not the street, but FiveOuncesofPain) is that Frankie Edgar has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with Matt Wiman on December 10th at UFC Fight Night 16: Fight For the Troops. However, Jim Miller has been tapped at a replacement. This is what FiveOucnesofPain had to say:
An injury sustained during training has forced lightweight competitor Frankie Edgar out of a scheduled bout vs. Matt Wiman during next Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 16: “UFC Fight for the Troops” event. Replacing Edgar will be another New Jersey based fighter, up and coming lightweight prospect Jim Miller. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news exclusively after speaking with a source close to one of the fighters.
Many will see this as a hit to the fight card, but I don’t know if it is. Frank Edgar is very good and has great wrestling, but Jim Miller is a good opponent. He may be a tougher opponent for Wiman. I think Miller may have more danegrous submissions. Wiman has good striking, but Miller may have him beat on the ground. Anyways, Miller is a solid prospect in the UFC. Good job by the UFC finding a great replacement who even has a similar style as Edgar.