Posted by Schizoidman
I'm not impressed by Fitch. His fight against Diego Sanchez was lackluster, and that was definately not the same Diego that fought Karo. Karo is so dynamic, and his throws are so technical that it doesn't matter how big Fitch is. That's beginner stuff anyway - technique dominates size. I think Karo's transitions on the ground are too technical for Fitch. He won't be able to lay on top of Karo and wait out a decision like he usually does. Not to mention, Karo is taking his training much more seriously now that he knows he can't rely on his talent alone.
Karo by Submission or Decision
I love how when a popular fighter loses, its all of a sudden "he wasn't the same fighter." There was nothing wrong with Diego, he just was dominated, you could see it in his eye at the end of the match. Diego is a great fighter, but Fitch is better.
And where are these matches where he waits out decisions? He has finished 4 of his 7 UFC matches and 11 of his 15 victories have been finishes, so I have no idea where you have come to that decision. Like all Fitch's other UFC opponents, Karo will find out that he will be very difficult to take down, and if he does get him down (which is entirely possible knowing the skill of Karo), keeping him down will be an even more difficult task.
I love Karo, but Fitch would likely finish this one.