From Adam Morgan at Five Ounces of Pain:
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has confirmed with Nick Lembo, legal counsel for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, that Maurice Smith has pulled out of the YAMMA Pit Fighting event due to illness. FiveOuncesOfPain.com announced yesterday that Maurice Smith was tapped as a replacement for Pat Smith after Smith's legal troubles this past weekend.
We have also confirmed with Lembo that Pat Smith's charges have been reduced to misdemeanors. Lembo also confirmed that his name was resubmitted to the NJACB for approval and that he has been approved to fight Oleg Taktarov at the event on April 11th.
Good thing Pat Smith is still around to save the day for YAMMA. The show could have been a real stinker without him around. Now it's going to be a star-studded evening of superfights.
I can't help it, I'm just absolutely fascinated by this show.