With all the hullabaloo of Bisping, Hardy, and Hathaway fighting in London this weekend I totally forgot that Spencer Fisher was even on the card. We're not too far removed from the days where Fisher was a Fight Night main event and PPV mainstay, but with two straight losses to Joe Stevenson at UFC 104 and Dennis Siver at the TUF 11 finale he's been banished back to the underworld of the undercard. In fact, Fisher hasn't picked up a win since taking a decision against Caol Uno at UFC 99, and even that win is looking more shaky with talk of Uno thinking about retiring from MMA.
I remember his brawls with San Stout pretty fondly and his flying KO on Matt Wiman is still one of my favorites, but I don't think I would be speaking out of line that Fisher is fighting for his job on Saturday night. Going 0-3 straight in the UFC usually results in a fighter getting their walking papers, and what with the UFC plopping him in unaired undercard land, I have no doubt about them feeling comfortable pulling the trigger with a bad performance from Fisher.
Fisher's opponent, UFC newcomer Kurt Warburton, seems to think his opponent is overlooking him in this fight. He told Fighter's Only Magazine-
"He's not taking me seriously but I think after a few minutes in the ring with me, I think he start taking me serious. I've been working a lot on the back foot, to pick him off, but if it comes to where I am cornered I am happy to trade with him. I think I am a bigger puncher than him and I've got the reach advantage."
I think a lot of people are going to see that Warburton is coming out of Wolfslair and this card being in London and immediately just dismiss him as some kind of product of nepotism, but I think if Fisher isn't careful he's going to be surprised on Saturday night. Shape up, man. The every undercard needs a king.