Marcus Aurelio says a daily regimen of physical therapy and diet changes have alleviated the effects of an elbow injury that forced his exit from the "Shine Fights: Lightweight Grand Prix" event earlier this month, and is now fight-ready and will take on DREAM lightweight champ Shinya Aoki in a non-title fight at DREAM.16.
Aurelio raised a few eyebrows when he withdrew from Shine's Sept. 10 fight card shortly after the promotion told him he needed permission to fight Aoki on Sept. 25.
Shine Fights' COO Jason Chambers told MMAjunkie.com that his promotion would not move to block the Sept. 25 booking if the fighter could produce documentation of his injury.
Today, Chambers said Shine still is waiting on that documentation and will decide Tuesday whether to give Aurelio the green light.
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