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Gerald Harris: Jon Fitch's potential WSOF title shot 'straight-up ridiculous'

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Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that when it comes to the World Series of Fighting (or, really, any MMA organization not named UFC or Bellator), we can all agree on what the question is.

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Post #1   3/26/13 6:25:25PM   

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harris just doesnt want to see fitch fight for the title because fitch will probably win it and keep it for a long time. i dont think harris can beat fitch and he knows it. harris was never anything special IMO

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Fitch deserves a title shot. Who else they got

Post #3   3/26/13 8:09:36PM   

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And I also think Josh Burkman saying Fitch needs to earn his spot in the WSOF is hilarious, He should be a comedian I was still laughing about it when I was laying in bed.

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He makes some good points.

It's not like he's angling for a shot himself, he's just correctly pointing out that WSOF is making the same mistake every organization but Bellator has made already.

Granting an immediate title shot to a guy who was just cut from the UFC and has never fought for your organization is essentially conceding that your division is 2nd rate. Its even worse when that guy is coming off a loss.

In Bellator no matter who you are, you have to win a tournament to get a shot at their title. I don't think it would hurt WSOF to have Fitch beat someone before getting a shot at their belt.

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I haven't read the article but IMO Fitch shouldn't be fighting for the WSOF title. No outside fighter should have the opportunity before winning 1-2 fights in the organization. I felt the same way when some Strikeforce champions wanted immediate title shots. They haven't paid their dues in the organization.

Post #6   3/26/13 8:36:27PM   

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If Burkman beats Fitch, then it's good for WSOF. If he loses then it kind of makes them look bad, but not that much, Jon Fitch isn't your average former UFC fighter.

I think Burkman will beat Fitch, and I think Sefo thinks the same, hence why he's pushing the fight.

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Fitch wins 10 times out of 10, one legged, no handed and an eye patch on one eye

come on, he lost to Pete Sell., doesn't matter what he's accomplished since.

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come on, he lost to Pete Sell., doesn't matter what he's accomplished since.


Burkman dated and banged Arianny...that's a win in my books

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I wouldnt mind seeing the fight. Neither guys a bum.

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Really? A guy who has lost to only top guys since he entered the UFC isn't worthy of a title shot? Lets run through the 3 guys that beat him in the UFC. First person to beat him was GSP, current long time reigning title holder. Second, Johnny Hendricks, next in line to challenge said title holder. Last but not least, Demian Maia, former title contender at MW. So this guy fought top competition at the highest level his entire career and absolutely dominated all but 3 guys, all of whom are either current title holders/contenders, or a former contender, and the guy doesn't deserve a title shot? Ridiculous. Fitch has proven to be a great fighter his entire career and is arguably still top 5. Sometimes I swear, some peoples children...

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Title shot??!!?? Pffft...whatever....Ray doesn't even have championship belts to give to his "Champions"'- - rumor has it Ray-Ray will nix the Belt thingy and pass out World Series of Poker chips instead.

Isn't Hurricane Harris retired? Well, he should be after getting choked out by wife beater Falcao and utterly embarrassed by the aforementioned Burkman.

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Lol. Gerald go back to TUF before you call Fitch out

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Posted by BeeR



And I also think Josh Burkman saying Fitch needs to earn his spot in the WSOF is hilarious, He should be a comedian I was still laughing about it when I was laying in bed.



A guy that ended his UFC career on a three fight losing skid to Sell, Hazelett and Swick shouldn't be telling Jon Fitch anything.

Post #14   3/27/13 1:32:41AM   

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Quick give Harris the WW WAMMA belt that no one ever won.

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