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Old 03-31-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default *** Fitch injured out of Penn rematch @ UFC 132 ***

Jon Fitch's road to the UFC welterweight title just got a little bit longer.

An undisclosed injury has forced Fitch (23-3-1 MMA, 13-1-1 UFC) to withdraw from a planned UFC 132 meeting with former champion B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC).

UFC 132 takes place July 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and the night's main card airs live on pay-per-view.

A timetable for Fitch's return has yet to be established, and it's currently unknown if the UFC will seek another opponent for Penn or attempt to reschedule the fight.

Fitch and Penn were hoping to settle the score from their February meeting at UFC 127, in which the two fought for three rounds only to have the bout declared a majority draw. The winner would likely be in the driver's seat for a potential shot at the winner of April's UFC 129 bout between current Georges St-Pierre and top challenger Jake Shields. If St-Pierre wins and elects to take a superfight with middleweight champ Anderson Silva, the Fitch vs. Penn II winner would have been almost guaranteed a spot in a bout to determine the division's newest champion.

After earning eight-straight wins to open his octagon career, Fitch was granted a title shot against St-Pierre in August 2008, and he was defeated via unanimous decision. The bout remains Fitch's lone loss in the past eight years.

Meanwhile, Penn recently returned to the welterweight division after losing his lightweight belt and an immediate rematch to Frankie Edgar. Although he briefly considered retirement, Penn instead returned to 170 pounds and posted a quick, 21-second knockout of Matt Hughes to set up the first Fitch meeting.
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Great news. Sick of Bj's constant rematches.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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Great news. Sick of Bj's constant rematches.
Penn did to Fitch what nobody outside of GSP has done to him , he won 2 rounds clearly .....................
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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Penn did to Fitch what nobody outside of GSP has done to him , he won 2 rounds clearly .....................
And the size difference is pretty much equivalent to GSP fighting Chael Sonnen. Wonder how that one would go
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And the size difference is pretty much equivalent to GSP fighting Chael Sonnen. Wonder how that one would go
The size difference was astronomical between Penn and Fitch , especially when you consider that Fitch is actually a better athlete than Penn in terms of stamina , Sonnen would posess a very big size advantage on St Pierre but is he a better all round athlete ??
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The size difference was astronomical between Penn and Fitch , especially when you consider that Fitch is actually a better athlete than Penn in terms of stamina , Sonnen would posess a very big size advantage on St Pierre but is he a better all round athlete ??
I see what you're saying. I disagree that Fitch is a better athlete. He has the edge in stamina big time, and I see what you mean if you are correlating stamina with athleticism. I think Penn is quicker on his feet, more flexible, more versatile and dynamic. Fitch has the better wrestling base, strength and stamina though.

With Sonnen and GSP, I think GSP is the better athlete. The stamina may be even. However we have never seen GSP's stamina tested with a guy bigger and stronger than him on top of him, forcing him into postitions he doesn't want to be in and dictating the pace on the ground. Then we'll see.
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I see what you're saying. I disagree that Fitch is a better athlete. He has the edge in stamina big time, and I see what you mean if you are correlating stamina with athleticism. I think Penn is quicker on his feet, more flexible, more versatile and dynamic. Fitch has the better wrestling base, strength and stamina though.

With Sonnen and GSP, I think GSP is the better athlete. The stamina may be even. However we have never seen GSP's stamina tested with a guy bigger and stronger than him on top of him, forcing him into postitions he doesn't want to be in and dictating the pace on the ground. Then we'll see.
Thats pretty much what i was trying to say

Thats a very fair assesment of Sonnen St Pierre , it has been said that GSP toys with everybody in camp Jackson on the wrestling mat including Rashad Evans , this was pre Jon Jones era though !! , that would say a lot if true
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The size difference was astronomical between Penn and Fitch , especially when you consider that Fitch is actually a better athlete than Penn in terms of stamina , Sonnen would posess a very big size advantage on St Pierre but is he a better all round athlete ??
It's fun to exaggerate.
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Look at the difference in their shoulders in the second pic

And these two pics were BEFORE Fitch rehydrated
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Height + Perspective

It is fun to exaggerate.
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Look at the difference in their shoulders in the second pic

And these two pics were BEFORE Fitch rehydrated
Fitch has dropped a ton of weight due to AKA wanting guys to train closer to their fight night weight and turning vegetarian. He's no longer walking around at anything lose to 200Ibs...when speaking to Meltzer about a week before fight night he was only 183Ibs.

So bigger than Penn but not unreasonably so.
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Penn is a legend.

Penn is a 155 pounder, Fitch is a former 205 pounder.
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