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UFC welterweight Jon Fitch is normally pretty calm and doesn't talk a lot of trash, but he recently did an interview with MMACanada.net where he doesn't hold back at all. He discusses why he didn't get the fight with B.J. Penn at UFC 137, then goes on to trash Nick Diaz and explain that he's sick of being passed over. It's quite possibly the best Jon Fitch interview I've ever seen. He starts with the Penn situation:

"Well, you know...BJ's healthy and I'm not. They wanted to get him active and be active, because he kinda has a lot of buzz on him right now, and they can't schedule me a fight, being injured. I know they won't sign me until I get cleared by the doctor, which is gonna be August 9th, I mean August 16th. So I'm kinda in no man's land. I tried to save the fight and I tried to wedge myself in there and make sure I didn't get skipped over, because I was injured and I didn't want to get forgotten about. You know, through twitter.

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Post #1   7/21/11 6:39:24PM   

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I like it! He's finally starting to say what his fans already think, and that is he deserves some respect. Who else do you know with a record like his that doesn't already have a belt around their waist? I'm tired of seeing fans complain about his style. The guy can wrestle, and he's damn good at it. Don't expect him to give that up just because some fans want "action." Complain about everyone he's fought (except GSP) because they aren't good enough to beat his style. His haters need to just suck it up, because he's already proven time and time again that he's not going anywhere anytime soon.

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You dont deserve the title shot, you cant draw to a former lightweight champ (who arguably beat you) and demand only top 3 fighters or title shots. I cant believe this guy turns down a fight with Story and trashes Diaz, its not Diaz' fault that people actually WANT to see him fight.

Dont be mad that you got leapfrogged by a more exciting, more dynamic fighter that people want to see fight the best, and dont be mad that you got leapfrogged by a guy who didnt have to beat a top contender first, being exciting and having drawing power will get you big fights..just ask Kimbo or Brock.

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everyone says hes boring and mr. ud, but he's like WOLVIE. the best there is at what he does. i love how he grinds people out, just imagine being underneath him for 15 mins

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I think Fitch catches way too much crap. I am a fan of Fitch, not necessarily his fighting style.

He virtually never finishes a fight. He really just wrestles for position the entire fight to win. I don't like it, in fact, I hate it. I hate leg humping wrestlers. But you know what? This is mixed martial arts. And until the rules change, he is free to do that all he wants. And no one but GSP can stop him. BJ doesn't want that rematch, I don't care what he's been saying on Twitter.

And it's a shame he isn't getting his due. He's 13-1-1 I believe? Won eight straight in the UFC, lost to GSP, and was on the undercard in his return fight? That right there is disrespectful. I feel he hasn't been getting a fair shake.

I understand promoting the exciting fighters. I understand Fitch and Zuffa have some bad blood. Hell, I'd rather watch anyone BUT him. But honestly, he is the #2 fighter at Welterweight, and has been for some time. He doesn't even have a ******* fight booked! Sure, he bitches a lot, and wants top dudes, but he really does deserve it.

Maybe the fans, and the Zuffa brass don't like his attitude. That's fine. Who gives a ****? I don't like Jon Jones one bit, but I am not going to sit here and say he sucks. He is the baddest dude in the cage, but he comes of like a little bitch when he talks.

I want the best fighting the best. I am not saying give Jon Fitch infinite GSP rematches. How about one more shot? He is 5-0-1 since his match with GSP. Does he need to win another eight straight? Who else in the Welterweight division will do better? Who is not named GSP that Fitch would fight where you would not pick Fitch by UD?

Maybe I am rambling, so I will try and end it with this: I want Fitch to have one more fight non-title fight. Then when he wrestles down whoever he is fighting and makes them want to kill themselves out of frustration, I want him fighting the winner of GSP-Diaz.

Edit: I tried to end it! But I have to say, I like how Fitch was talking in this interview! Get that fire under your ass man, come out and finish people and shut people up. That's how you're going to get your shot.

Also, it didn't seem like he was making excuses for anything, which I liked. He knew why he was in the position he is in, and that's because he is still injured.

It will be interesting to see how he recovers from this injury too. Shoulder injuries are no joke.

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Posted by KaibaThedon
i love how he grinds people out, just imagine being underneath him for 15 mins



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Posted by pmoney

I think Fitch catches way too much crap. I am a fan of Fitch, not necessarily his fighting style.

He virtually never finishes a fight. He really just wrestles for position the entire fight to win. I don't like it, in fact, I hate it. I hate leg humping wrestlers. But you know what? This is mixed martial arts. And until the rules change, he is free to do that all he wants. And no one but GSP can stop him. BJ doesn't want that rematch, I don't care what he's been saying on Twitter.

And it's a shame he isn't getting his due. He's 13-1-1 I believe? Won eight straight in the UFC, lost to GSP, and was on the undercard in his return fight? That right there is disrespectful. I feel he hasn't been getting a fair shake.

I understand promoting the exciting fighters. I understand Fitch and Zuffa have some bad blood. Hell, I'd rather watch anyone BUT him. But honestly, he is the #2 fighter at Welterweight, and has been for some time. He doesn't even have a ******* fight booked! Sure, he bitches a lot, and wants top dudes, but he really does deserve it.

Maybe the fans, and the Zuffa brass don't like his attitude. That's fine. Who gives a ****? I don't like Jon Jones one bit, but I am not going to sit here and say he sucks. He is the baddest dude in the cage, but he comes of like a little bitch when he talks.

I want the best fighting the best. I am not saying give Jon Fitch infinite GSP rematches. How about one more shot? He is 5-0-1 since his match with GSP. Does he need to win another eight straight? Who else in the Welterweight division will do better? Who is not named GSP that Fitch would fight where you would not pick Fitch by UD?

Maybe I am rambling, so I will try and end it with this: I want Fitch to have one more fight non-title fight. Then when he wrestles down whoever he is fighting and makes them want to kill themselves out of frustration, I want him fighting the winner of GSP-Diaz.

Edit: I tried to end it! But I have to say, I like how Fitch was talking in this interview! Get that fire under your ass man, come out and finish people and shut people up. That's how you're going to get your shot.

Also, it didn't seem like he was making excuses for anything, which I liked. He knew why he was in the position he is in, and that's because he is still injured.

It will be interesting to see how he recovers from this injury too. Shoulder injuries are no joke.



THIS X10! With the exception that I actually like Jon Fitch's style.

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Posted by pmoney

I think Fitch catches way too much crap. I am a fan of Fitch, not necessarily his fighting style.

He virtually never finishes a fight. He really just wrestles for position the entire fight to win. I don't like it, in fact, I hate it. I hate leg humping wrestlers. But you know what? This is mixed martial arts. And until the rules change, he is free to do that all he wants. And no one but GSP can stop him. BJ doesn't want that rematch, I don't care what he's been saying on Twitter.

And it's a shame he isn't getting his due. He's 13-1-1 I believe? Won eight straight in the UFC, lost to GSP, and was on the undercard in his return fight? That right there is disrespectful. I feel he hasn't been getting a fair shake.

I understand promoting the exciting fighters. I understand Fitch and Zuffa have some bad blood. Hell, I'd rather watch anyone BUT him. But honestly, he is the #2 fighter at Welterweight, and has been for some time. He doesn't even have a ******* fight booked! Sure, he bitches a lot, and wants top dudes, but he really does deserve it.

Maybe the fans, and the Zuffa brass don't like his attitude. That's fine. Who gives a ****? I don't like Jon Jones one bit, but I am not going to sit here and say he sucks. He is the baddest dude in the cage, but he comes of like a little bitch when he talks.

I want the best fighting the best. I am not saying give Jon Fitch infinite GSP rematches. How about one more shot? He is 5-0-1 since his match with GSP. Does he need to win another eight straight? Who else in the Welterweight division will do better? Who is not named GSP that Fitch would fight where you would not pick Fitch by UD?

Maybe I am rambling, so I will try and end it with this: I want Fitch to have one more fight non-title fight. Then when he wrestles down whoever he is fighting and makes them want to kill themselves out of frustration, I want him fighting the winner of GSP-Diaz.

Edit: I tried to end it! But I have to say, I like how Fitch was talking in this interview! Get that fire under your ass man, come out and finish people and shut people up. That's how you're going to get your shot.

Also, it didn't seem like he was making excuses for anything, which I liked. He knew why he was in the position he is in, and that's because he is still injured.

It will be interesting to see how he recovers from this injury too. Shoulder injuries are no joke.



this is essentially my thoughts except i dont mind watching Fitch fight. everyone loves to bitch on him, but NEVER place any of the blame on the guy on the bottom. in fact the guy on his back is doing more lnp than Fitch supposedly does...he is just laying there praying for a standup. learn TDD or how to fight off your back/get to your feet...otherwise be prepared to feel like a little bitch for 15 minutes

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Fitch has the 2nd highest winning percentage in the ufc with at least 12 fights behind only Anderson Silva. How is it he STILL gets no respect. Dudes a beast. One of those guys that makes other fighters question their career choice

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I'm not the biggest fan of Fitch's fighting style, but this guy is 13-1-1 inside the octagon. And the draw against BJ was probably the worst decision i have ever seen. He dominated rounds 2 and 3. His only loss is against GSP, who is the champ and has beaten everyone in the division. He is 5-0-1 since his loss to GSP, in which he was probably the toughest match GSP has had since he won the belt back. Anyone else would have gotten another shot by now. Dana must have something personal against this guy. I think he should have got the last 2 or 3 shots at GSP. I think its funny how people hate on Fitch's fighting style but praise GSP when it is the exact same, except Fitch at least stays busy.

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I like his attitude about finishing fights, it shows he's actually realizing the value of doing that, also he seems to be seeing the value in hyping yourself, stirring the pot with your opponent, and just in general doing more to get your name out there. That's important, and fighters who choose to ignore that fact are going to have a lower ceiling than others that do. Still sucks he's talking about taking Diaz down and holding him there, it would be a lot cooler if he said he could knock him or out something like that, beat him at his own game.

At the end of the day, I just wanna see him put his money where his mouth is, I'm still not completely convinced in this new "Fitch.0"

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Posted by pmoney

I think Fitch catches way too much crap. I am a fan of Fitch, not necessarily his fighting style.

He virtually never finishes a fight. He really just wrestles for position the entire fight to win. I don't like it, in fact, I hate it. I hate leg humping wrestlers. But you know what? This is mixed martial arts. And until the rules change, he is free to do that all he wants. And no one but GSP can stop him. BJ doesn't want that rematch, I don't care what he's been saying on Twitter.

And it's a shame he isn't getting his due. He's 13-1-1 I believe? Won eight straight in the UFC, lost to GSP, and was on the undercard in his return fight? That right there is disrespectful. I feel he hasn't been getting a fair shake.

I understand promoting the exciting fighters. I understand Fitch and Zuffa have some bad blood. Hell, I'd rather watch anyone BUT him. But honestly, he is the #2 fighter at Welterweight, and has been for some time. He doesn't even have a ******* fight booked! Sure, he bitches a lot, and wants top dudes, but he really does deserve it.

Maybe the fans, and the Zuffa brass don't like his attitude. That's fine. Who gives a ****? I don't like Jon Jones one bit, but I am not going to sit here and say he sucks. He is the baddest dude in the cage, but he comes of like a little bitch when he talks.

I want the best fighting the best. I am not saying give Jon Fitch infinite GSP rematches. How about one more shot? He is 5-0-1 since his match with GSP. Does he need to win another eight straight? Who else in the Welterweight division will do better? Who is not named GSP that Fitch would fight where you would not pick Fitch by UD?

Maybe I am rambling, so I will try and end it with this: I want Fitch to have one more fight non-title fight. Then when he wrestles down whoever he is fighting and makes them want to kill themselves out of frustration, I want him fighting the winner of GSP-Diaz.

Edit: I tried to end it! But I have to say, I like how Fitch was talking in this interview! Get that fire under your ass man, come out and finish people and shut people up. That's how you're going to get your shot.

Also, it didn't seem like he was making excuses for anything, which I liked. He knew why he was in the position he is in, and that's because he is still injured.

It will be interesting to see how he recovers from this injury too. Shoulder injuries are no joke.




You deserve five props with this alone! Gotta spread the love, though!

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